dyed-in-the-wool

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Firmly established in a person's beliefs or habits; deeply ingrained in the nature of a person or thing.

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  • From the past participle of dye in the wool
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John Major was described by his opponents as a dyed-in-the-wool Conservative.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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dyed-in-the-woolDyed before being formed into cloth.
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