dyed-in-the-wool

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dyed-in-the-wool

[dahyd-n-thuh-wool]
adjective
1.
through and through; complete: a dyed-in-the-wool reformer.
2.
dyed before weaving.

Origin:
1570–80

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dyed-in-the-wool
 
adj
1.  extreme or unchanging in attitude, opinion, etc
2.  (of a fabric) made of dyed yarn

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dyed-in-the-wool definition


Thoroughgoing or complete: “The door-to-door salespeople are wasting their time with Evans; he's a dyed-in-the-wool advocate of shopping on the Internet.”

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The revelation of the killer will come as no surprise to dyed-in-the-wool mystery movie fans, but this shouldn't spoil the fun.
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