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.

Dictionary Entries Near grist to one's/the mill

gristmill

grist to one's/the mill

grisy

Cite this Entry

“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 8 Dec. 2022.

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