dyed-in-the-wool


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dyed-in-the-wool

(dīd′ĭn-thə-wo͝ol′)
adj.
1. Thoroughgoing; out-and-out: a dyed-in-the-wool populist.
2. Dyed before being woven into cloth.

dyed-in-the-wool

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

dyed′-in-the-wool′



adj.
1. through and through; complete: a dyed-in-the-wool feminist.
2. dyed before weaving.
[1570–80]

dyed-in-the-wool

Out-and-out or thoroughgoing; from the dyeing of wool before it is made into cloth, thus fixing the color more firmly and uniformly.
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dyed-in-the-wool

adjective confirmed, complete, established, entrenched, die-hard, deep-rooted, through-and-through, inveterate, deep-dyed (usually derogatory) He was a dyed-in-the-wool conservative.
Translations

dyed-in-the-wool

[ˈdaɪdɪnðəˈwʊl] ADJ (fig) → testarudo

dyed-in-the-wool

adjErz-, durch und durch pred; attitudeeingefleischt; he’s a dyed-in-the-wool conservative/romanticer ist ein Erzkonservativer/-romantiker, er ist durch und durch konservativ/romantisch

dyed-in-the-wool

[ˈdaɪdnðˈwʊl] adj (fig) → inveterato/a
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