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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 for the millSomething that is useful or that creates a favorable opportunity.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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what goes around comes aroundWhat encompasses ones ideal thought makes a return to an original meaning once more.Rate it:

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what goes around comes aroundThe status eventually returns to its original value after completing some sort of cycle.A person's actions, whether good or bad, will often have consequences for that person.Rate it:

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beat around the bushevasive responses, implausible explanations, extrapolations instead of explanations.Rate it:

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Beat Around the BushTo avoid getting to some point or answering any question that is relevant, the approach of some people, which is quite far from the real objective or center of focus.Rate it:

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don't dilly-dally aroundDilly-Dally' Means To approach A Task Or Challenge With An Attitude Of Playfulness, Very Relaxed, Unimportant Viewpoint, 'Whatever? ? ? ?Rate it:

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fool aroundTo engage in frivolous behaviour; to monkey around.Rate it:

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jack aroundto misbehave, fool aroundRate it:

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jerk aroundTo act foolishlyRate it:

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kick aroundTo wander loose; to float around; to hang around.Rate it:

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wrap around one's little fingerTo successfully control or exert influence over, especially for a sustained period of time.Rate it:

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play aroundTo behave in a silly, or childish, or irresponsible way.Rate it:

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come aroundTo change one's mind, especially to begin to agree or appreciate what one was reluctant to accept at first.Rate it:

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run around withTo spend a lot of time with a person or group of people. Often used to talk about a person's group of friends that one does not like much.Rate it:

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mess aroundTo fiddle idly.Rate it:

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stick aroundTo stay; to linger; to remain.Rate it:

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bat aroundWhen at least nine batters bat in a half inning.Rate it:

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bat aroundTo discuss.Rate it:

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bomb aroundThe drive around at speed for pleasure.Rate it:

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boss aroundTo act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.Rate it:

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bum aroundTo wander around idly to no purpose; to loaf or loiter.Rate it:

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gathers from aroundcollect or receiving the information or rumors from around the environment or gathering or people.Rate it:

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horse aroundTo play or fiddle; to clown; to do nothing of importance or consequence.Rate it:

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jump aroundTo move erratically by jumping. Usually as a result of being excited.Rate it:

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kick aroundTo abuse or mistreat; to bully.Rate it:

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kid aroundTo engage in playful fun.Rate it:

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knock aroundTo do a relaxing activity.Rate it:

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mess aroundTo have a non-committal sexual relationship.Rate it:

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muck aroundMeans the same as muck about.Rate it:

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potter aroundTo potter, to be gently active doing various things in an almost aimless manner.Rate it:

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run aroundTo be very busy doing many different things.Rate it:

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run around afterTo spend a lot of time doing things for another person or group of people. Often used when that person could reasonably do the things for themselves.Rate it:

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doss aroundTo shirk one's work or duty.Rate it:

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hang aroundTo stay, linger or loiter.Rate it:

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ask aroundTo enquire about something to different people.Rate it:

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bang aroundTo make a lot of percussive noise while doing an activity.Rate it:

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jump aroundTo move from side to side, or fidget annoyingly. Usually as a result of being nervous.Rate it:

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mess aroundTo joke, kid, or play.Rate it:

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