Drown The Miller Phrase Meaning

The saying Drown The Miller means that you have added too much water to something and spoiled or ruined the item. For example if you dilute your whisky with too much water you have Drowned The Miller.

Origins Of The Phrase Drown The Miller

The origin of the words comes from olden days when the Miller of a village was an important person and his flour seen as a valuable commodity. Therefore he was looked after and his death or ill health would mean the village may be without bread.

The phrase can also be used to a situation where you have not looked after an item or have done something which has resulted in a bad situation.

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