Examples of millstone in a Sentence
College loans can quickly become a millstone for students.
The scandal has become a political millstone.
The scandal has been a millstone around her neck.
Recent Examples of millstone from the Web
Most people don’t want to burden anyone else with their personal millstones.
Instead the health care and tax cuts have been a millstone around Republican necks.
The other millstone around Saucedo’s neck is an ongoing legal fight that has cost the county dearly in good will and outside attorney fees.
As dawn gives way to daylight the train slips under a 19th-century aqueduct on millstone pillars, built in the place of a Roman predecessor, and enters the suburbs proper.
In 2012, the Left hung Todd Akin around Republican necks like a millstone.
With some quarters seeing the 2008 election less as a promise than as a threat, Obama’s achievement proves to be both a milestone and a millstone.
Costs for exploration and production that had ballooned when oil was above $100 a barrel became millstones.
Repealing this millstone on investment and rising wages has allegedly been a Republican goal for years, and the Senate voted to do so as recently as 2015.
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First Known Use of millstone
before 12th century
MILLSTONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of millstone for English Language Learners
: either one of two large, flat, round stones that are used for grinding grain in a mill
: a problem or responsibility that does not go away and that makes it difficult or impossible to do or achieve something
MILLSTONE Defined for Kids
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