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grist for (one's) mill

Something that initially seems bad or negative but is ultimately used in a positive way by someone. A: "The tabloids found out that you've been in rehab. How do you plan on handling it?" B: "It's just grist for my mill—I'm a changed man now, and that's what I'll tell the media. At least they're writing about me again!"
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grist to (one's) mill

Something that initially seems bad or negative but is ultimately used in a positive way by someone. A: "The tabloids found out that you've been in rehab. How do you plan on handling it?" B: "It's just grist to my mill—I'm a changed man now, and that's what I'll tell the media. At least they're writing about me again!"
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grist to the mill

Useful in a particular situation. If my detractors hear about this blunder, it will just be grist to the mill.
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grist for the mill

 and grist for someone's mill; grist to the mill
Fig. something useful or needed. Bob bases the novels he writes on his own experience, so everything that happens to him is grist for the mill. Ever since I started making patchwork quilts, every scrap of cloth I find is grist for the mill.
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grist for the mill

Something that can be used to advantage, as in These seemingly useless data will be grist for the mill when he lodges a complaint. This expression alludes to grist, the amount of grain that can be ground at one time. [Late 1500s]
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grist for the mill

BRITISH, AMERICAN or

grist to the mill

BRITISH
COMMON If something is grist for the mill or grist to the mill, you can use it in a particular situation to help you to do something. Celebrity gossip is, of course, grist for the mill as far as the tabloids are concerned. You are, of course, much better at writing songs when you are completely miserable — it gives you so much more grist for the mill. Note: `Grist' was grain that was brought to a windmill or watermill to be ground. Millers needed regular supplies of grain to keep their businesses in operation.
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grist to the mill

experience, material, or knowledge which can be turned to good use.
Grist in the sense of ‘corn that is to be ground’ is now used only in this phrase and in the proverb all is grist that comes to the mill . The word is related to Old Saxon gristgrimmo meaning ‘gnashing of teeth’.
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grist for/to somebody’s ˈmill

(of an experience, a piece of information, etc.) useful to somebody: As a novelist, I feel that any experience, good or bad, is grist to my mill.
Grist is corn that is is ready to be crushed in a mill in order to make flour.
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grist for

(one's)/the mill
Something that can be used to advantage.
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Nicky Grist said, 'When I first left school I was an assistant golf pro and so golf has always played a big part in my life.
Valley had taken all before them in the men's and ladies' rubbers, with Mike Leigh, Steve Bricklebank, James Grist, Shelagh Taylor, Sheila Mellor and Sue Wood beating Gavin Walker, Jane Holmes, Malcolm Holmes, Carolyn Walker, Huw Rhydderch and Jenny Hemsworth, although two of the ladies' rubbers did run to three games.
And it is not just Mr Grist who is proving a success, with the report revealing that the dedication of teachers, managers and the school's governing body have all contributed to the school providing "a safe and positive learning environment for the pupils".
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