Definition of grist in English:
1Corn that is ground to make flour.
- The reintroduction of a deeply resented tax on grist in the former papal provinces of Emilia and Romagna provoked widespread unrest in the late 1860s.
- Census of 1861 reported that there were 13 flour and grist mills operating in Simcoe County.
- The owners of early 19 th-century New England grist mills were usually rather prosperous men, and like most of the population at that time, the majority were farmers.
2Useful material, especially to support an argument: the research provided the most sensational grist for opponents of tobacco
More example sentences
- Documents just made public may provide grist for his opponents.
- This subject is interesting grist for graduate seminars, but campus leaders have limited options when faced with a finite budget and rising demand for educational programs and services.
- The primary thrust has been to provide greater grist for litigation, rather than tackling the hard work of defining acceptable conduct.
grist to the (or one's) mill
- Useful experience, material, or knowledge: all this free publicity was grist to his millMore example sentences
- The shape of the market is going to change but this will be more grist to our mill.
- If you can think of any more good ones, then please let me know; it will all be grist to my mill.
- The inevitable violence of their response was grist to his mill.
Definition of grist in:
- US English dictionary