Definition of dyed in the wool adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


dyed in the wool

; NAmE
[usually before noun] (usually disapproving)
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having strong beliefs or opinions that are never going to change dyed-in-the-wool traditionalists From the idea that wool which was dyed in its raw state gave a more even and lasting colour.
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