grist to one's/the mill

idiom

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

Examples of grist to one's/the mill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So this observation that the ring is offset just adds more grist to the mill for the existence of these unseen planets. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 2 Jan. 2012

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Dictionary Entries Near grist to one's/the mill

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“Grist to one's/the mill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grist%20to%20one%27s%2Fthe%20mill. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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