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put sb through the mill

informal
to cause someone to have a difficult and unpleasant experience, especially by asking them a lot of difficult questions: I had the interview this morning - they really put me through the mill.
(Definition of put sb through the mill from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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