The literal translation of the phrase was “driven snow.” The true meaning of the phrase was closer to “The past is the past.” The Mandalorians believed that once you took up the arms and armor of the clan, your past was irrelevant.
“But it’s never too late for a man to recognize his shortcomings and change them.” Sorro shook his head. “I wish that was true. But it isn’t. Not always.” “Yes, it is,” Pellaeon said firmly. “Where there’s life, there’s the hope of change.” Sorro snorted. “Please. Neat, cliched phrases never solved anything.” “Not if they remain nothing but neat cliched phrases,” Pellaeon said. “They have to spark regret, resolve, and action.”