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dyed-in-the-wool

[dahyd-n-th uh-woo l] /ˈdaɪd n ðəˈwʊl/
adjective
1.
through and through; complete:
a dyed-in-the-wool reformer.
2.
dyed before weaving.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for dyed-in-the-wool

dyed-in-the-wool

adjective
1.
extreme or unchanging in attitude, opinion, etc
2.
(of a fabric) made of dyed yarn
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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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