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chill girl

Internet slang A woman who rejects, dismisses, or is ambivalent toward sexism, misogyny, or male chauvinism. Some of my more feminist friends accuse me of being a chill girl just because I don't fly into a rage every time a man makes some diminishing comment about women. During college, I considered myself to be something of a chill girl, but when I entered into business, I saw just how pervasive sexism really is.
See also: chill, girl

libel chill

The silencing effect that the threat of a libel lawsuit can have on those who would be sued if they continue such speech. The whistleblower's silence after being threatened with a lawsuit by her former company is a classic case of libel chill.
See also: chill, libel

Netflix and chill

slang A phrase typically used as a pretense for sexual activity—not actually watching Netflix and relaxing. A: "He asked me if I wanted come over to 'Netflix and chill.' Should I go?" B: "Sure—if you want to have sex with him!"
See also: and, chill

chill out

 and cool out
Sl. to calm down. Before we can debate this matter, you're all gonna have to chill out. So sit down and stop bickering. Everybody cooled out after the emergency, and everything was fine.
See also: chill, out

chill someone's action

Sl. to squelch someone; to prevent someone from accomplishing something. Freddie is trying to chill my action, and he'd better stop and leave me alone.
See also: action, chill

*chilled to the bone

Fig. very cold. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I got chilled to the bone in that snowstorm. The children were chilled to the bone from their swim in the ocean.
See also: bone, chill

put the chill on someone

 and put the freeze on someone
Sl. to ignore someone; to end social contact with someone. Max put the chill on the guys who threatened him. Max put the freeze on Lefty.
See also: chill, on, put

take the chill off (of) (a place)

to do something that warms a place up slightly. Let's build a fire and take the chill off this place. I turned up the heat to take the chill off of the apartment.
See also: chill, off, take

chill out

(slang)
to relax I like to come home from work, have dinner, chill out for a little bit, and then go to bed.
Usage notes: often said to someone who is too excited or upset: I was worried about the kids, and he told me I should just chill out.
See also: chill, out

chill somebody to the bone/marrow

to make someone feel very frightened The sound of scraping at the window chilled me to the bone.
See also: bone, chill

be chilled to the bone/marrow

to be very cold After an hour standing at the bus stop I was chilled to the bone.
See also: bone, chill

send chills down/up somebody's spine

to make someone feel very frightened Just thinking about walking back through the dark streets sent chills down her spine.
See also: chill, down, send, spine

be chilled/frozen to the marrow

  (British & Australian)
to be extremely cold
Usage notes: Marrow is the soft material in the middle of your bones.
After an hour on the mountain, we were chilled to the marrow.
See chill to the bone, be chilled to the bone
See also: chill, marrow

chilled to the bone

Also, chilled to the marrow. Extremely or bitterly cold, as in After skiing in the wind for five hours straight, I was chilled to the bone. These hyperboles replaced the earlier idea of one's blood freezing and are more picturesque than the current synonym frozen.
See also: bone, chill

chill out

Calm down or relax, as in Don't let it bother you-just chill out, or Rex decided to come home and chill out for a while. [Slang; 1970s.] Also see cool it.
See also: chill, out

chill out

v. Slang
To relax: We hung out by the pool and chilled out all day long.
See also: chill, out

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.

chill (out)

in. to calm down; to be cool; to get cool; to relax. Before we can debate this matter, you’re all gonna have to chill out.
See also: chill, out

chill

verb

chill someone’s action

tv. to squelch someone; to prevent someone from accomplishing something. Just wait! I’ll chill his action—just you wait.
See also: action, chill

put the chill on someone

and put the freeze on someone
tv. to ignore someone. She was pretty snooty till we all put the chill on her. Why are you guys putting the freeze on me? What I do?
See also: chill, on, put

take a chill pill

tv. to calm down; to relax. (see also chill (out).) The police officer told Jim to take a chill pill and answer the questions.
See also: chill, pill, take

take a chill pill

To calm down; relax.
See also: chill, pill, take
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