dyed-in-the-wool

[ dahyd-n-thuh-woo l ]
/ ˈdaɪd n ðəˈwʊl /

adjective

through and through; complete: a dyed-in-the-wool reformer.
dyed before weaving.

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Origin of dyed-in-the-wool

First recorded in 1570–80

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British Dictionary definitions for dyed-in-the-wool

dyed-in-the-wool

adjective

extreme or unchanging in attitude, opinion, etc
(of a fabric) made of dyed yarn
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Cultural definitions for dyed-in-the-wool

dyed-in-the-wool

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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