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
Americans asked if their country was marching backward, seeking to repeat the mistakes that had been millstones on its progress.
Trump is hurting Republicans’ chances of holding the Senate and is a millstone around the neck of some House candidates.
That millstone will hang from his neck along with all the medals.
The millstones were for grain; the crosses are said to be not gravestones but border markers or reverence stones.
Australia’s offshore migrant facilities have become a political millstone around the prime minister’s neck.
The heaviest are stone crosses and millstones, carried in from fields and hung on walls.
The price: a fifth of whatever the millstones spat out.
Expenses soared for the casino and Millstone fights in part due to ad campaigns that ran on local television.
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First Known Use of millstone
before 12th century
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