Graham offered a grilling of the former lead FBI interrogator, insisting that his view was “not the whole picture.”
Subcommittee chairs are also already licking their chops at a chance to bring Obama aides in for a grilling on their role.
Watch the clip on YouTube of Gregory grilling Scott McClellan in the wake of Katrina.
"gridiron," 1680s, from French gril, from Old French greil, alteration of graille "grill, frating, railings, fencing," from Latin craticula "gridiron, small griddle," diminutive of cratis "wickerwork," perhaps from PIE *kert- "to turn, entwine." In many instances, Modern English grill is a shortened form of grille, such as "chrome front of an automobile."
"to broil on a grill," 1660s, from grill (n.); figurative sense from 1842, and the specific (transitive) sense of "to subject to intense questioning" is first attested 1894. Related: Grilled; grilling.