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chilly climate

Used to describe an area in which women's involvement or progress is not encouraged. It is typically applied to fields like politics and academia. I'm the only woman in the sociology department right now, and boy, is it a chilly climate. I can see that I will have a hard time advancing here.
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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.

chilly

verb
See chill

chill

verb

living chilly

in. living well with lots of diamonds. (Refers to ice, diamonds.) That dude’s livin’ chilly, fo shizzle. He’s so iced out!
See also: chilly, living
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Chilly climate describes how traditionally masculine fields are unwelcoming or hostile to women--for example, because of differential treatment in the classroom by professors and other students toward women (Hall & Sandler, 1982).
It has a comfortable home-fromhome atmosphere thanks to owners Paul and Francesca Eyre, who founded Chilly Powder in 1995.
Days will feel increasingly warm in the sunshine, but chilly nights at first will bring some frost."
"Overall it's not a bad weekend with something for everyone but look out for those chilly starts."
The rainy chilly weather is expected to last until Thursday and with lingering windy weather on May 11.
"When exports of chilly or other spices are rejected due to any reason, it not only hurts the entire supply chain but also directly hits the rural economy," he told the seminar, organised by the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) in collaboration with the World Bank, the United States Agency for International Development and Sindh Agriculture Growth Project.
The chilly grenades or the chilly water on the other hand only irri- Stink bombs, marble size chilly grenades, more potent tear gas shells, longrange acoustic devices and laser dazzlers are some of the options The MHA team is also reviewing the design and action of the pellet gun Team will rework the standard operating procedures to ensure that injury to the upper half of the body can be minimised Team is also looking at a smaller vehicle to mount water cannons as smaller ones can't be used in lanes
Amman, Jan.27 (Petra) --A chilly, cloudy to partly cloudy conditions are forecast Wednesday, with temperatures dipping below zero as rain and snowfall starts to peter out this evening.
Buner -- The mobile clinic unit of the department of live stock and dairy development on Tuesday was organized a camp at hilly point Jubra in union council Gadezai tehsil Daggar for protection of cattle against seasonal diseases in the chilly cold weather.
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Uyeshiro is a fan of Frogg Toggs [3]' Chilly Pad [4], which reaches an average of 20 degrees below the ambient temperature when wet.
She awoke an hour later with Chilly, her 3-year-old English Bulldog mix, whining, pawing and licking her face.
When these things happen, it's great to have a Chilly Jilly tucked away in your purse.
But after a week at the English-run Chilly Powder, a trio of luxury ski chalets nestled in the French Alps, family is more ths e image that springs to mind.