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dyed-in-the-wool

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdyed-in-the-woolˌdyed-in-the-ˈwool adjective  OPINIONhaving strong beliefs, likes, or opinions that will never change Even dyed-in-the-wool traditionalists were impressed by the changes.
Examples from the Corpus
dyed-in-the-woolStahl belongs to that dyed-in-the-wool amateur breed who follow the sun not for money but for fun.But even a dyed-in-the-wool extravert will sometimes choose to behave more demurely.He was, however, a hack, a dyed-in-the-wool Fleet Street man.Allen is a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker.
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