chill somebody to the bone/marrow

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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

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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She said: "There are many stories for me to tell; some funny, some scary, some warm, some chill to the bone.
She said: "There are many stories for me to tell - some funny, some scary, some warm, some chill to the bone.
Theatre Twelfth Night Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford OUTSIDE, a night to chill to the bone. Inside, a most heartwarming Shakespearean production from director Chris Luscombe.
Outside, a night to chill to the bone; inside, the most heartwarming production of Shakespeare at the RSC since director Chris Luscombe's last, three years ago.
Summers can be unbearably hot with temperatures touching 40 degrees Celsius, but winter winds can chill to the bone during the cold season from November to February.
That morning brisk winds blew that sent a chill to the bone. Showers had passed by the time I left my lodgings, Cypress House, for Murray Marine on Stock Island, where Tony moors his boat.
Burton doesn't shy away from the violence, and if the copious bloodletting doesn't chill to the bone, then the sound of the bodies hitting a stone floor head first with a stomach-churning crunch certainly will.
Burton doesn't shy away from the violence and if the copious bloodletting doesn't chill to the bone, then the sound of the bodies hitting a stone floor head first with a stomach-churning crunch certainly will.
Few recollections of childhood bring a chill to the bone quite like those summer holidays spent crammed in a tent with your family, suffering the whims of the British weather.
Summers can be unbearably hot with temperatures touching 40 deg C, but winter winds can chill to the bone during the cold season from November to February.
Because we now know the President has joined, beware of the following words, which will send a chill to the bone of anyone who might read them: "George W Bush and Tony Blair are now friends".
THE events of September 11 still chill to the bone, and some of the images from that fateful day will live long in the memory.
But FC Porto's Brazilian superstar has issued a message to chill to the bone everyone in Manchester United colours tonight.