Definition of treadmill
- the office treadmill
the treadmill of exhausting family schedules
the treadmill of the morning commute to work
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: an exercise machine which has a large belt that moves around while a person walks or runs on it
: a boring or tiring activity, job, etc., in which you repeatedly do the same things
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