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chill (one) to the bone

1. To make or be very cold. In this usage, a pronoun does not have to be used between "chill" and "to." After shoveling snow for hours, I am just chilled to the bone. The wind from the mountain chilled us to the bone.
2. To cause one to be very scared. In this usage, a pronoun is usually used between "chill" and "to." The sight of blood just chills me to the bone.
See also: bone, chill

chill (one) to the marrow

1. To make or be very cold. A pronoun does not have to be used between "chill" and "to." ("Marrow" is the soft tissue found inside bones.) After shoveling snow for hours, I am just chilled to the marrow. The wind from the mountain chilled us to the marrow.
2. To cause one to be very scared. In this usage, a pronoun is usually used between "chill" and "to." The sight of blood just chills me to the marrow.
See also: chill, marrow

chilled to the bone

Of a person, very cold. After shoveling snow for hours, I am just chilled to the bone.
See also: bone, chill

be chilled to the marrow

To be very cold. ("Marrow" is the soft tissue found inside bones.) After shoveling snow for hours, I am just chilled to the marrow. We were chilled to the marrow after being subjected to the wind from the mountain.
See also: chill, marrow

to the marrow

Through and through; thoroughly; in every manner or respect. The fellow is stubborn to the marrow; he won't even listen to my plan the whole way through! Though he grew up in America, Henry is still British to the marrow.
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*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

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

chilled to the marrow

or

frozen to the marrow

mainly BRITISH
If you are chilled to the marrow or frozen to the marrow, you are very cold. Note: `Marrow' is the fatty substance inside the bones of a person or animal. She was chilled to the marrow and wet through.
See also: chill, marrow

to the marrow

You can use to the marrow to show how strong someone's feelings or beliefs are. Note: `Marrow' is the fatty substance inside the bones of a person or animal. He was a Democrat to the marrow. Note: Sometimes, people use the longer expression to the marrow of your bones. Some films chill you to the marrow of your bones.
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to the marrow

to your innermost being.
Marrow is the soft, fatty substance found in the cavities of bones.
1994 Maurice Gee Crime Story Moral corruption, the lawyer said. Men who are greedy to the marrow of their bones.
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chill somebody to the ˈbone/ˈmarrow

frighten somebody very much: His threat chilled her to the bone.
Marrow is a soft substance that fills the hollow parts of bones.
See also: bone, chill, marrow, somebody
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However, the results do prove that bone marrow and peripheral blood are sources of germline stem cells and can sustain oocyte production into adulthood.
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However, the literary public's reactions to his works especially to The Marrow of Tradition - would confirm his fear that "the garrison [of white public opinion] will not capitulate" (Keller 77).
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Forward-looking statements in this release include that FDA's acceptance of our proposed pre-clinical studies may pave the way for initiating human clinical trials during 2007; that our placental derived MSCs have the potential to become a superior alternative to bone marrow transplantation; that our first products will be cell grafts that will provide an efficient and superior alternative to the standard procedure of bone marrow transplantation; that PLX-I could be the key to resolving the global shortage of bone marrow tissue matching for transplantation; that our unique PluriX technology may be useful for disorders other than hematological malignancies.
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However, the researchers quickly noticed a distinction when they subjected stem cells to the stress of bone marrow transplants.