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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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In 1980, the Cold War was at one of its chilliest moments.
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According to weather data of mean monthly temperatures accumulated over the last 20 years, the mercury begins to plunge below zero in November and stays there through March - January being the chilliest month with an average at -17.
The National Weather Service says that winter 2001 is one of the chilliest in the past few years, putting a strain on natural gas and heating oil supplies.
This aesthetic is particularly apt here, as the director and his collaborators from the Theatre de Complicite troupe shine their glimmering brilliance on Shostakovich's last string quartet, a piece of music that is itself a sort of dialogue with darkness, a glimpse into the chilliest recesses of the soul written by a composer in emotional eclipse.
Through all the decades of the Cold War, Soviet ballet and Balanchine seemed the chilliest of polar opposites, but time can change everything.
When our paths crossed, he gave me one of the chilliest, most disapproving looks I have ever received in my life.
The fourth Batman movie presents the caped crusader with his chilliest challenge yet.
Even on the chilliest of May nights, as the melting snows create burbling rivulets everywhere, an enthusiastic, multi-generational audience, many of whom have made the long pilgrimage to Toga by charter bus, materialize to line up in front of one or another of the four festival theatres.
All this ensures that anyone who lives here will make the most of the outside space even on the chilliest of evenings.
1 degrees, while the National Capital Region felt chilliest on Jan.
Its deep-filled 'high loft' pockets of top quality, quality, white Duck Feather provide gentle, restful support and will keep you cosy through the chilliest of nights.
The average temperature for the three spring months of March, April and May is 6C (43F), making it the fifth coldest spring in records dating back for more than a century to 1910, and the chilliest since 1962.
The chilliest nights across Britain will be tomorrow and Sunday, with most areas waking up to ground frost.