put someone through the mill

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.


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  • 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

  • go (or put someone) through the mill — undergo (or cause someone to undergo) an unpleasant experience. → mill …   English new terms 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 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

  • 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

  • go through the mill — If you go through the mill, you have a very unpleasant experience.  If you put someone through the mill, you make them undergo an unpleasant experience …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • mill — mill1 [ mıl ] noun count * 1. ) a building where grain is made into flour a ) a machine used for crushing grain into flour b ) a small machine or tool used for crushing substances such as PEPPERCORNS or COFFEE BEANS 2. ) a factory where a product …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mill — I UK [mɪl] / US noun [countable] Word forms mill : singular mill plural mills * 1) a building where grain is made into flour a) a machine used for crushing grain into flour b) a small machine or tool used for crushing substances such as… …   English dictionary

  • mill — mill1 noun 1》 a building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour.     ↘a piece of machinery for grinding grain. 2》 a domestic device for grinding a solid substance to powder: a pepper mill. 3》 a building fitted with machinery for a… …   English new terms dictionary

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