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dyed in the wool

Definition of dyed in the wool in English:

Unchanging in a particular belief or opinion; inveterate: she’s a true blue dyed-in-the-wool Conservative
[with allusion to the fact that yarn was dyed in the raw state, producing a more even and permanent colour]
More example sentences
  • Well, I suppose if you were a Dodger fan you might have a different view of things, but, as I am a dyed in the wool Angel fan, I was ecstatic with our 9-shelling of the Dodger bullpen.
  • A haunter of bookshops since his childhood, spent north and west of Kensington Gardens, he was a dyed in the wool bookman, and was perhaps the last Man of Letters to have read ‘everything’.
  • My grandfather, who is a dear man, but a dyed in the wool Socialist, told me that the general was a traitor to his race for taking a job with third administration.
Synonyms
inveterate, confirmed, entrenched, established, long-established, long-standing, deep-rooted, diehard, complete, absolute, utter, thorough, thoroughgoing, out-and-out, true blue, through and through;
firm, unshakeable, staunch, steadfast, committed, devoted, dedicated, loyal, faithful, unswerving, unwavering, unfaltering;
North American full-bore
archaic arrant
rare right-down
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