grist to one's/the mill

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Definition of grist to one's/the mill

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: 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.

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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 Sep. 2020.

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