chilled to the marrow

be chilled to the marrow

To be very cold. ("Marrow" is the soft tissue found inside bones.) After shoveling snow for hours, I am just chilled to the marrow. The wind from the mountain chilled us to the marrow.
See also: chill, marrow

chill (one) to the marrow

To make or be very cold. A pronoun does not have to be used between "chill" and "to." ("Marrow" is the soft tissue found inside bones.) After shoveling snow for hours, I am just chilled to the marrow. The wind from the mountain chilled us to the marrow.
See also: chill, marrow

chilled to the marrow

or

frozen to the marrow

mainly BRITISH
If you are chilled to the marrow or frozen to the marrow, you are very cold. Note: `Marrow' is the fatty substance inside the bones of a person or animal. She was chilled to the marrow and wet through.
See also: chill, marrow
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Capello was chilled to the marrow by Italy's collapse and the operatic abuse heaped on Marcello Lippi.
Suddenly, they were chilled to the marrow by a tap-tap-tapping noise coming from the misty shadows.
Even as I chilled to the marrow in the Cold Room, where scientists carry out tests on blocks of ice from the Antarctic, the harsh conditions were apparently not cold enough for researcher Sue Foord.
TWELVE months ago to the day, we were chilled to the marrow by the harrowing pictures emerging from New York.
If United's celebrations at Anfield earlier in the day were those of men who felt they had one hand on the trophy, they would have been chilled to the marrow at the sight of their fiercest rivals barely breaking stride on the south coast.
Anybody with a heart who reads our report today about the burglary at the Great Barr home of Malcolm Eaton will be chilled to the marrow.
The poor things were chilled to the marrow and looked like complete prats riding in a horse-drawn carriage when they'd much rather have a black cab.