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grist for the millSomething that is useful or that creates a favorable opportunity.Rate it:

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mill aroundTo move or circulate in a confused or disorderly manner within a limited area.Rate it:

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water to one's millWhatever energizes or stimulates one.Rate it:

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go through the millTo experience the suffering or discipline necessary to bring one to a certain degree of knowledge or skill, or to a certain mental state.Rate it:

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grist to the millAlternative form of grist for the mill.Rate it:

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it's all grist to the millEverything referred to in the present context has some sort of use.1999, Simon Blackburn, Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (Oxford University Press paperback, ISBN 0199690871), ch. 7 section 6: "KantRate it:

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mill aboutTo move or circulate in a confused or disorderly manner within a limited area.Rate it:

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pill millAn clandestine operation where a medical worker spuriously offers prescription medications to patients in exchange for bribes and not necessarily for any actual need.Rate it:

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rumor millA group or network of persons who originate or promulgate gossip and other unsubstantiated claims.Rate it:

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run-of-the-millOrdinary; not special.Rate it:

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through the millbadly treated, abusedRate it:

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trouble at millProblems outside the household, especially in the workplace.Rate it:

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water to my millWhat energizes you; what stimulates you.Rate it:

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boys will be boysIt is hard, often fruitless, to attempt to curb the natural playfulness and tendency to mischief of most growing boys.1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13But just then there was a slight altercation between Master Tommy and Master Jacky. Boys will be boys and our two twins were no exception to this golden rule.Even grown men usually remain somewhat boyish in heart"Boys will be boys", grinned grandpa while he joined his adult son playing with the fancy train-set he gave his grandson for Christmas while the kid was in school.Rate it:

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any oldAny, absolutely any, any typical, a run-of-the-mill.Rate it:

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faire venir l'eau au moulinTo bring grist to the mill.Rate it:

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it's not the whistle that pulls the trainBoasting and loud talk should not be mistaken for the work that produces real achievements; bravado is no proof of action.1956, James Reston, "Washington: It's Not the Whistle that Pulls the Train," New York Times, 1 July, p. E8:Rate it:

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nothing specialOrdinary, run-of-the-mill.Rate it:

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patience of jobFrom the Bible, James Ch.5 V.11.Rate it:

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tomato juiceA food obtained from the unfermented liquid extracted from mature tomatoes of the red or reddish varieties of Lycopersicum esculentum P. Mill, strained free from peel, seeds, and other coarse or hard substances, containing finely divided insoluble solids from the flesh of the tomato.Rate it:

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