Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Drown the Miller (To).

 Drop Serene (gutta sere’na).Drowned Rat. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Drown the Miller (To).
To put too much water into grog or tea. The idea is that the supply of water is so great that even the miller, who uses a water wheel, is drowned with it.   1

 Drop Serene (gutta sere’na).Drowned Rat. 

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