[dahyd-n-th uh-woo l]
- through and through; complete: a dyed-in-the-wool reformer.
- dyed before weaving.
Origin of dyed-in-the-wool
First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for dyed-in-the-wool
A “Dyed-in-the-Wool” Brooklynite from cradle to editorial chair.What's in the New York Evening Journal
New York Evening Journal
This is genuine, dyed-in-the-wool sport, this is, and all the boys are yelling their heads off for their favorite.Camping
Alexandra G. Lockwine
He was a dyed-in-the-wool abolition Republican and took the Boston Transcript for forty-six years.Great Possessions
You're the only seasoned, all around, dyed-in-the-wool, genuwine cowpuncher in the whole outfit.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas
Frank Gee Patchin
In thought it is a piece of dyed-in-the-wool old fogyism, but in form and literary style it is vigorous, jaunty, and amusing.A History of American Literature
Percy H. Boynton
- extreme or unchanging in attitude, opinion, etc
- (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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