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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

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 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.) 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 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

*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

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

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 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 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

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
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Examination of the bone marrow is one of the diagnostic pillars of haematological practice.
Bone marrow aspiration and trephine biopsy complement each other and in many centers both the specimens are obtained at the same time and from the same site1, 11.
In our study 100 % case (03/03) of Granulomatous inflammation in the bone marrow were diagnosed on trephine biopsy and none of the case was diagnosed on bone marrow aspirate.
All the cases of Myelofibrosis (07/07) were diagnosed on trephine biopsy and the bone marrow aspirate was unsuccessful in all cases due to marked fibrosis.
Bone marrow biopsy remained the gold standard for diagnosing Aplastic Anaemia.
Bone marrow aspiration and trephine bone biopsy complement each for bone marrow evaluation.
Bird AR, Jacob P, Trephine biopsy of the bone marrow.
Comparative evaluation of simulatenous bone marrow aspiration and bone marrow biopsy: an institutional experience.
Comparison of bone marrow aspirates cytology, touch imprints cytology and trephine biopsy for bone marrow evaluation.
Diagnostic importance of bone marrow examination in non haematological disorders.