dyed in the wool


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dyed-in-the-wool

Permanent and or firmly established, such as one's opinions. Good luck getting him to listen to your political views—he's a dyed-in-the-wool liberal.

dyed in the wool

(of a person) completely and permanently fixed in a particular belief or opinion; inveterate.
If yarn is dyed in the raw state, it produces a more even and permanent colour.
See also: dye, wool