Definition of grist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɡrɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɪst//
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Word OriginOld English ‘grinding’, of Germanic origin; related to grind.Idioms
(all) grist to the/somebody’s mill (British English) (North American English (all) grist for the/somebody’s mill)
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something that is useful to somebody for a particular purpose Political sex scandals are all grist to the mill of the tabloid newspapers.

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