To drown the miller. (See Drown , etc.)
To give one the miller
is to engage a person in conversation till a sufficient number of
persons have gathered together to set upon the victim with stones,
dirt, garbage, and all the arms which haste supplies a mob with.
More water glideth by the mill than wots the miller of
(Titus Andronicus, ii. 1). Many things are done in a house
which the master and mistress never dream of.
A Joe Miller. A stale jest. John Mottley compiled a book of
&facetiae; in the reign of James II., which he entitled Joe Miller's
Jests, from a witty actor of farce during the time that Congreve's
plays were in vogue. A stale jest is called a “Joe Miller,” implying
that it is stolen from Mottley's compilation. (Joe Miller,
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Miller from Infoplease:
- miller: meaning and definitions - miller: Definition and Pronunciation
- William Miller - Miller, William Miller, William, 1782–1849, American sectarian leader, b. Pittsfield, Mass. ...
- Veryl Miller - Veryl Miller Age: 28 center for the 1990 co-national champion Georgia Tech football team; of spiral ...
- Jonathan Wolfe Miller - Miller, Jonathan Wolfe Miller, Jonathan Wolfe, 1934–, English director, actor, writer, and ...
- Merton H. Miller - Miller, Merton H. Miller, Merton H., 1923–2000, American economist, grad. Harvard, 1943, ...
24 X 7
||24 x 7 Tutor Availability
||Unlimited Online Tutoring