Значение идиомы through the mill

[through the mill] {adv. phr.} 1. Experienced.

You could tellimmediately 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 backin the hospital. He’s realty gone through the mill.

Compare: GOTHROUGH HELL AND HIGH WATER, COME HELL OR HIGH WATER.


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