all grist to the mill


all grist to the mill
(all) grist to the mill British, American & Australian, American something that you can use in order to help you to succeed.

As an actor, all experience is grist to the mill.


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  • (all) grist to the mill — (all) grist to the/sb s ˈmill idiom (BrE) (NAmE (all) grist for the/sb s ˈmill) something that is useful to sb for a particular purpose • Political sex scandals are …   Useful english dictionary

  • (all) grist for the mill — (all) grist to the/sb s ˈmill idiom (BrE) (NAmE (all) grist for the/sb s ˈmill) something that is useful to sb for a particular purpose • Political sex scandals are …   Useful english dictionary

  • it's all grist to the mill — Meaning Every little helps to move toward a conclusion. Origin Grist was the abrasive grit which was added to wheat when it was ground between grinding stones to help the flour grind more quickly …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • grist to the mill — (all) grist to the mill British, American & Australian, American something that you can use in order to help you to succeed. As an actor, all experience is grist to the mill …   New idioms dictionary

  • (all) grist to somebody's mill — (all) grist to the/sb s ˈmill idiom (BrE) (NAmE (all) grist for the/sb s ˈmill) something that is useful to sb for a particular purpose • Political sex scandals are …   Useful english dictionary

  • (all) grist for somebody's mill — (all) grist to the/sb s ˈmill idiom (BrE) (NAmE (all) grist for the/sb s ˈmill) something that is useful to sb for a particular purpose • Political sex scandals are …   Useful english dictionary

  • all is grist that comes to the mill — Everything that is received or obtained is put to use. Grist is corn to be ground. The is freqently replaced by a possessive pronoun or phrase. Similar to the older all is fish that comes to the net. The metaphorical expression grist to one’s… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • The Mill Yard Tract — was a portion of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase of western New York State. It consisted of a 185,000 acre (749 km²) tract 12 miles (19 km) deep and 24 miles (39 km) long, abutting the west bank of the Genesee River stretching from the approximate …   Wikipedia

  • To bring grist to the maill — Grist Grist, n. [AS. grist, fr. grindan. See {Grind}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Ground corn; that which is ground at one time; as much grain as is carried to the mill at one time, or the meal it produces. [1913 Webster] Get grist to the mill to have… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grist — [grıst] n [: Old English; Origin: grain to be broken into small pieces ] (all) grist to the mill BrE (all) grist for the mill AmE something that is useful in a particular situation ▪ Any publicity is good it s all grist to the mill …   Dictionary of contemporary English