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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 (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 become very scared. In this usage, a pronoun is usually used between "chill" and "to." Primarily heard in UK, Australia. The sight of blood just chills me to the bone.
See also: bone, chill

chill (one) to the marrow

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.
See also: chill, marrow

no chill

slang The inability to be calm and composed. My new kitten is adorable but seriously has no chill. She runs around the apartment all day long! A: "I like Sam, but he's just too intense about everything." B: "Yeah, he has no chill."
See also: chill

chill (one's) action

To discourage one or disrupt one's progress. Don't try to chill my action just because you're jealous of the attention my work is getting!
See also: action, chill

chill out

1. slang To become calmer; to calm down. This phrase is often used as an imperative. Just chill out—panicking about being late won't make me drive any faster. Wow, she has really chilled out in retirement—remember how animated she used to be in the courtroom?
2. slang To relax. We're just chilling out and watching some TV, if you want to join us.
See also: chill, out

a chill pill

slang A hypothetical thing that would induce one to become calm. The phrase is typically used in the expression "take a chill pill," but does not refer to an actual pill or medication. Take a chill pill, will you? Panicking about being late won't make me drive any faster.
See also: chill, pill

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.) Primarily heard in UK, Australia. After shoveling snow for hours, I am just chilled to the marrow. The wind from the mountain chilled us to the marrow.
See also: chill, marrow

send chills down (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of fear, nervousness, exhilaration, or excitement in someone. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending chills down my spine! The way that sonata swells always sends chills down my spine.
See also: chill, down, send, spine

send chills up (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, or fear in someone. The way that sonata swells always sends chills up my spine. It sent chills up my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending a chill up my spine!
See also: chill, send, spine, up

send a chill up (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, or fear in someone. The way that sonata swells always sends a chill up my spine. It sent a chill up my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending chills down my spine!
See also: chill, send, spine, up

send a chill down (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, or fear in someone. The way that sonata swells always sends chills down my spine. It sent chills down my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look.
See also: chill, down, send, spine

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

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

send a chill down your spine

or

send chills down your spine

COMMON
1. If something sends a chill down your spine or sends chills down your spine, it frightens you. Even after two weeks, the story of the girl still sent a chill down my spine. The sound these animals make sends chills down your spine. Note: This expression is often varied. For instance, you can used up instead of down, or say you get chills down your spine. These events should send chills up the spines of most investors. I walk past the building and still get chills down my spine.
2. If something sends a chill down your spine or sends chills down your spine, it makes you feel very excited and emotional. It is one of the things I have a real passion for and just talking about it sends a chill down my spine. The crowd was cheering so loudly, it sent chills down my spine. Note: This expression is often varied. For instance, you can used up instead of down, or say you get chills down your spine. `That's a song I've loved for 30 years — it sends chills up my spine,' says Geyer.
See also: chill, down, send, spine

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

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