through the mill

idiom

Definition of through the mill

chiefly British
: through a very difficult experience They've been (put) through the mill in the months since their father died.

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“Through the mill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/through%20the%20mill. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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