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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, to

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, to

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, to

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, to

to the marrow

Through and through; thoroughly; in every manner or respect. The fellow is stubborn to the marrow; he won't even listen to my plan the whole way through! Though he grew up in America, Henry is still British to the marrow.
See also: marrow, to
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*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, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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, to
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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, to

to the marrow

You can use to the marrow to show how strong someone's feelings or beliefs are. Note: `Marrow' is the fatty substance inside the bones of a person or animal. He was a Democrat to the marrow. Note: Sometimes, people use the longer expression to the marrow of your bones. Some films chill you to the marrow of your bones.
See also: marrow, to
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

to the marrow

to your innermost being.
Marrow is the soft, fatty substance found in the cavities of bones.
1994 Maurice Gee Crime Story Moral corruption, the lawyer said. Men who are greedy to the marrow of their bones.
See also: marrow, to
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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, to
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chilled to the bone

Very cold indeed. This hyperbole for feeling cold replaces the older idea of one’s blood freezing. Thus Shakespeare wrote of Pericles, after he was shipwrecked, “A man throng’d up with chill; my veins are cold” (Pericles, 2.1). This thought persisted well into the nineteenth century, appearing in poems by Tennyson (“Till her blood was frozen slowly,” in “The Lady of Shalott”) and Lawrence Binyon (“In the terrible hour of the dawn, when the veins are cold,” in Edith Cavell).
See also: bone, chill, to
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