grist for one's/the mill

Definition of grist for one's/the mill

US

  1. :  something that can be used for a particular purpose Now that he's a writer, he regards his difficult childhood experiences as grist for the mill.

Word by Word Definitions

gristplay
  1. :  grain or a batch of grain for grinding

    :  the product obtained from a grist of grain including the flour or meal and the grain offals

    :  a required or usual amount

millplay
  1. :  a building provided with machinery for grinding grain into flour

    :  a machine or apparatus (as a quern) for grinding grain

    :  a machine for crushing or comminuting

  1. :  to subject to an operation or process in a mill: such as

    :  to grind into flour, meal, or powder

    :  to shape or dress by means of a rotary cutter

  1. :  a money of account equal to 110 cent

  1. : variant spelling of2mil


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