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dyed-in-the-wool

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Thoroughgoing; out-and-out: a dyed-in-the-wool populist.
  • adj. Dyed before being woven into cloth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Dyed before being formed into cloth.
  • adj. Firmly established in a person's beliefs or habits; deeply ingrained in the nature of a person or thing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. thoroughly imbued; thoroughgoing; uncompromising; complete; unmitigated; through-and-through.
  • adj. dyed before being spun or woven into cloth.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the past participle of dye in the wool

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