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chilly climate

Used to describe an area in which women's involvement or progress is not encouraged. It is typically applied to fields like politics and academia. I'm the only woman in the sociology department right now, and boy, is it a chilly climate. I can see that I will have a hard time advancing here.
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chill

1. and chilly n. a cold can of beer. Hey, toss me a chill, would ya, buddy? How ’bout a chilly, Billy?
2. tv. to kill someone. (Underworld.) I’ll chill you with one blast from my cannon, you creep!
3. tv. to frighten someone. (Standard English.) The prospect of having to go in there alone chilled Willy, but he went in anyway.
4. tv. to reject someone. She chilled me once too often. I won’t take that from a dame.
5. Go to chill (out).
6. tv. & in. to relax; to cause someone to relax; to hang out [with someone]. (see also chill (out).) They are chilling now. For a while they were real rowdy.

chilly

verb
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chill

verb

living chilly

in. living well with lots of diamonds. (Refers to ice, diamonds.) That dude’s livin’ chilly, fo shizzle. He’s so iced out!
See also: chilly, living
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The temperature in the east of the country is expected to feel even chillier, at 1-5C in the bitter easterly wind.
These chillier conditions began during an especially active time for volcanoes.
The man is San Francisco surfer Jack O'Neill, who realized that the Pacific is cold--sometimes 30[degrees] chillier than the Atlantic at the same latitude.
The chillier temperatures seem jarring for springtime in Southern California.
The business climate in Caribbean tax havens is getting chillier, so some multinational companies are seeking more hospitable locales--like wind-swept Ireland and snowy Switzerland, reports Reuters (Feb.
77 billion yen, declining for the fourth straight month due in part to chillier weather in the second half of the reporting month, an industry body said Wednesday.
A spike in demand for autumn clothing ranges following chillier weather has helped boost sales at retailer John Lewis.
Five years later and a thousand miles over, despite the friendlier faces and warmer weather, I found that the political and academic climate far chillier.
If you would rather mitigate the environmental impact of long-distance shipping of produce, consider that greens are some of the easiest veggies to grow, and even in chillier climates can be grown from early spring well into fall.
It was a tad bit chillier than she would have liked it to be, but there was plenty of room for her to paint.
The chillier temperatures there cause the chemicals to be deposited on the sea surface by rain or snow, or they adhere to the sea surface through a process called vapor phase adsorption.
o Now, we all want our men to look good too, and this black leather jacket is perfect for wearing on those slightly chillier spring days.
who teaches a class on food psychology, says there could be a connection between chillier air and our cravings for fattening foods.
But several hunts organized by the city government over the past months turned up empty-handed, apparently since cold-blooded reptiles are not very active during the chillier months.
Towards the weekend a brisk northerly airstream may become established bringing a chillier feel and a return to overnight frost.