through the mill

 Subjected to a difficult experience.
 ► “Instead, they’re putting the analysts through the mill as third-party witnesses. Their files no doubt contain many documents relevant to Castano’s issues, and tobacco executives who have spoken to them might have made comments unrecorded elsewhere but preserved in their notes.” (Wall Street Journal, Aug. 30, 1995, p. A11)

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  • through the mill — {adv. phr.} 1. Experienced. * /You could tell immediately that the new employee had been through the mill./ 2. Through real experience of the difficulties of a certain way of life. * /Poor Jerry has had three operations in one year, and now he s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • through the mill — {adv. phr.} 1. Experienced. * /You could tell immediately that the new employee had been through the mill./ 2. Through real experience of the difficulties of a certain way of life. * /Poor Jerry has had three operations in one year, and now he s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • through the mill — chiefly Brit : through a very difficult experience They ve been (put) through the mill in the months since their father died. • • • Main Entry: ↑mill …   Useful english dictionary

  • through\ the\ mill — adv. phr. 1. Experienced. You could tell immediately that the new employee had been through the mill. 2. through real experience of the difficulties of a certain way of life. Poor Jerry has had three operations in one year, and now he s back in… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • through the mill — used a lot, nearly worn out, put you through the mill    These jeans have been through the mill. They re ragged …   English idioms

  • through the mill — mod. abused; well worn. □ That was some convention. I’ve really been through the mill. □ I feel like I’ve gone through the mill. I’m pooped …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • through the mill — experience a difficult situation He has really been through the mill after his divorce and loss of job …   Idioms and examples

  • through the mill — idi+inf through a set of difficult or painful experiences …   From formal English to slang

  • To go through the mill — Mill Mill, n. [OE. mille, melle, mulle, milne, AS. myln, mylen; akin to D. molen, G. m[ u]hle, OHG. mul[=i], mul[=i]n, Icel. mylna; all prob. from L. molina, fr. mola millstone; prop., that which grinds, akin to molere to grind, Goth. malan, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • go through the mill — go through/put someone through/the mill phrase to experience a difficult or unpleasant period of time I hear Jim is really going through the mill with his divorce. The champions looked as if they were going to put their humble opponents through… …   Useful english dictionary

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