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This is perhaps my most Chronically Online Hot Take, but Musk seems to have bought a millstone, not a cultural touchstone.

Start-ups sputtered, and the stock options employees hoped would make them millionaires instead became millstones.

Unlike in the 1990s, the Taliban no longer have a millstone around their neck in the form of Osama bin Laden, the terrorist mastermind and wealthy Saudi financier who effectively bought his sanctuary in Afghanistan by bankrolling the group.

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But the challenge of Europe is to accept a connection to a millstone that has the financial world teetering.

But all of this dubious wealth has become a millstone for the Swiss.

Take a millstone and grind meal: uncover thy shame, strip thy shoulder, make bare thy legs, pass over the rivers.

In other respects—never having been appealed to by love—it was as hard as a small millstone.

He owed them money, which at present he could not pay; his undischarged “debts of honour” hung like a millstone round his neck.

It was a thin slab, roughly circular in shape; not unlike what one might suppose a millstone to be in the rough.

I soon found he was a regular millstone round my neck—particularly when we were on the “walk-about.”


On this page you'll find 67 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to millstone, such as: burden, accountability, affliction, albatross, anxiety, and blame.

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