chilled to the marrow

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be chilled to the marrow

To be very cold. ("Marrow" is the soft tissue found inside bones.) After shoveling snow for hours, I am just chilled to the marrow. We were chilled to the marrow after being subjected to the wind from the mountain.
See also: chill, marrow

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

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
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Huddled behind a goal, frozen to the marrow, steam rising out my Bovril and watching Ayr United play Premier League opposition.
Frozen to the marrow, we would then pile into the Thoms' kitchen for a hearty breakfast.
Those not already frozen to the marrow, regretting the absence of a hip flask, were loud and generous in their appreciation of Ian Bradshaw and Courtney Browne for their unflappable stand of 71 that brought them home by two wickets when all seemed lost.
Whether they were buoyed by the scoreline or frozen to the marrow, Caldy's backs started to throw the ball around and this relaxing of their game plan allowed Lymm a consolation try.