chill (one) to the bone

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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

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

*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.
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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 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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