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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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GRAB your cossie for the world's chilliest dip in Finland's winter swimming champs from January 25-27.
At the end of the chilliest of rain-delayed days Henman was trailing 6-3 6-2 to big-hitting Dmitry Tursunov when the match was called off for the night at a shade past 9pm local time in the Roland Garros gloom.
Seeing their sunny blooms can lift the spirits on the chilliest of days.
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However, even in the chilliest of chills - which the weekend surely qualified as - there are limits.
Last night was the chilliest yet of the winter as the mercury fell to -12.
LAST month was the chilliest December in records stretching back 100 years and one of the coldest months ever recorded in the UK.
Kinbrace in the Highlands was the chilliest place, recording a temperature of -4.
The month saw the chilliest temperature recorded in August for 23 years - 12.
It may be spring, but it was hard to tell early Sunday when thousands of athletes from as far away as Africa and Japan hit the streets downtown for the chilliest Los Angeles Marathon ever.
During the next few days, the mercury is expected to drop to minus -6degC in some places, with parts of north Wales, north east England and Scotland among the chilliest spots.
The 'mantyhose' are extremely versatile and we expect men to be wearing them not only as a way to give legs an extra boost of warmth on the chilliest nights, but as a true style statement.
Offering an alternative to the snowball theory's ice-engulfed planet, a team of researchers from Texas and Canada now demonstrates that a swath of liquid ocean may have hugged the planet's midriff even during the chilliest episodes.