put through the mill


put through the mill
shape, mold, rub, scrape

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • put through the mill — To undergo or subject to probationary hardships, suffering or experience, or severe handling ● mill …   Useful english dictionary

  • put through the mill — ► go (or put) through the mill undergo (or cause to undergo) an unpleasant experience. Main Entry: ↑mill …   English terms dictionary

  • put through the mill — put (someone) through the mill to ask someone a lot of difficult questions in order to test them. They really put me through the mill in my interview …   New idioms dictionary

  • be put through the mill — be worn out from difficult exercises; endure difficult experiences, suffer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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… …   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

  • put someone through the mill — put (someone) through the mill to ask someone a lot of difficult questions in order to test them. They really put me through the mill in my interview …   New idioms dictionary

  • put someone 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

  • put somebody through the mill — go through the ˈmill | put sb through the ˈmill idiom to have or make sb have a difficult time • They really put me through the mill in my interview. Main entry: ↑millidiom …   Useful english dictionary


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