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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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These include gout, asthma, dropsy, sore throat, putrid fever, nervous fever, typhus, lung inflammation, cough, chilliness, headache, and earache.
Although dignified to chilliness, he received us with friendliness, and soon gave me an opportunity of starting in to unburden my mind of file subject then uppermost in it.
These consisted of sneezing, nasal congestion and discharge, sore throat, cough, headache, chilliness, and feeling uneasy and uncomfortable.
Typical symptoms of malaria are similar to those of a cold, such as fatigue, muscular pain and diarrhea, followed by high temperatures and chilliness.
After giving thanks to a friend who has helped him recuperate from the terrible cold Sestius' work gave him, Catullus declares: nec deprecor iam, si nefaria scripta/ Sesti recepso, quin gravedinem et tussim/ non mi, sed ipsi Sestio ferat frigus, / qui tunc vocat me, cum malum librum legi, 'and so, if I ever take up the execrable writings of Sestius again, I pray that [their] chilliness will bring a headcold and a cough not to me, but to him, who invited me to dinner after I read his bad book (18-21).
The often-noted chilliness of this vision finds a counterpart in the Rome of Antony and Cleopatra; and, less predictably, the fluctuating bundle of contradictions which is Cleopatra may be seen as a specifically anti-Stoic exhibition, rather than just the usual apotheosis of `feminine' mutability.
Johannes is distinguished by his constant absences, his failure to participate in household chores (he does not want to "go around with a screwdriver in his hand"), his chilliness, his manipulations, his deceit.
In a sense, I wasn't aware how much chilliness there was about this in the office.
Under her chilliness there is an inclination toward warmth, and a soft darkness akin to melancholy.
As Sappho embraces Alphonse, "something holy passed from the sweet contact of the soft, warm body into the cold chilliness of her broken heart.
Her high seriousness, her intellectual chilliness, her stern lack of sentimentality cause me to esteem rather than embrace her books, and make me suspect that Lessing and I would not hit it off.
The measured tone of veiled disappointment in Stanford's judgement evidently reflected an abiding chilliness in the musicianly establishment.
The "child's" dramatic sense of tragedy and deluded expectations of profound revelation seem to be well-aimed jabs at a known enemy; and the child's willful chilliness reflects O'Connor's own often infantile attempts to vent her rage.
Some down bags omit the side-block baffles, so the sleeper can shift the down to top or bottom to suit the chilliness of the night.
THE VERDICT Despite its niggling sense of selfaware chilliness, there is something intriguing and fascinating about director Anton Corbijn'story of the friendship between up-and-coming star James Dean (DeHaan) and photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson).