Dyed in the Wool

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  • The dye lasts forever, if wool is dyed in its raw state as compared to the wool gets colored after being woven or spun. People who have strong beliefs never change their opinions and are called as dyed-in-the-wool. This expression was first used politically during the Andrew Jackson’s administration in 1830.    
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Sam is a dyed-in-the-wool atheist and has never visited church in his life.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Dyed in the Wool':

dyed in the woolSimple past tense and past participle of dye in the wool.
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