Dyed-in-the-wool

@AnneEJ (5132)
Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
January 29, 2016 10:36am CST
Yesterday I did a post about the expression "true blue" and it got me to thinking about another similar one that I have heard a lot: Dyed-in-the-wool. I guess I have always heard this in relation to a person who would not be swayed from their beliefs or opinions. When I looked it up, I found that it was referring to wool being dyed before it was spun into threads. The colour is less likely to fade or change in garments made from this cloth, than when the cloth is made first and then dyed. I guess a lot of beliefs and opinions a person has can be formed from an early age, from opinions of our parents, etc. These will be less likely to change or fade with time. So people may say we are dyed-in-the-wool.
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@Platespinner (16628)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Jan 16
I hope I am not so dyed-in-the-wool that I'm not willing to hear other people out!
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@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
30 Jan 16
I agree with you, and we should all be willing to listen to others and change our minds when we see things in a different way.
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@paigea (19889)
• Canada
30 Jan 16
I try to be like that. Emphasis on try!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
30 Jan 16
@AnneEJ Sometimes, though, that is easier said than done.
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@DianneN (52935)
• United States
29 Jan 16
Hopefully, people with dyed in the wool opinions will be open-minded to new ideas and other opinions. It could be a good or bad thing. That's my opinion! Lol!
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@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
30 Jan 16
Yes all of us should be willing to accept new things and change our minds
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@just4him (81546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jan 16
Another great saying I didn't know where it originated from. Thank you.
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@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
30 Jan 16
You're welcome. I thought it was interesting.
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@just4him (81546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Jan 16
@AnneEJ It was.
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@mom210 (5817)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Jan 16
I have never heard that expression before. There are certain things I am that way about I guess.
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@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
30 Jan 16
I am that way abut my faith, but want to be open to other things.
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@Juliaacv (19400)
• Canada
29 Jan 16
Well I can say that I have never ever heard of this saying before, I am dyed-in-the-wool certain of that! But it stands to reason that this saying must be a lot older then yesterday's saying. I love discussing sayings and how they came about and how they've changed, its so interesting. My Grandpa used to talk about his shirt-hairs, have you ever heard of that old saying? It was your duties or your chores, what was expected of you as a family member growing up especially when you had to take on more duties, like when you finished school and would be called upon to work in the fields with the adults.
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@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
30 Jan 16
No I never heard that one. That is very interesting. thanks for sharing
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@DianneN (52935)
• United States
31 Jan 16
I never heard that saying.
@ramapo17 (16970)
• Melbourne, Florida
31 Jan 16
@Juliaacy I never heard that one either.
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@salonga (27838)
• Philippines
29 Jan 16
Oh I know a lot of people who are dyed-in-the-wool and sadly that is quite unfortunate if what they believe is not in accordance with the truth at all.
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@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
30 Jan 16
There are still some people who believe that the world is flat.
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@salonga (27838)
• Philippines
30 Jan 16
@AnneEJ Really! That's an old, old misconception.
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@paigea (19889)
• Canada
30 Jan 16
That is an interesting bit of trivia. I tend to be dyed in the wool sometimes!
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@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
31 Jan 16
I am sure we all are about some things.
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@alchemistrx (2592)
• Philippines
30 Jan 16
I've never heard of this expression"dyed-in-the-wool".But as you were saying, some opinions are imprinted to us during early age and cannot be changed. Maybe for some but I'm largely change by new ideas. The world is evolving. Our opinions change too.
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@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
30 Jan 16
I don't think I would want this expression applied to me, except for the beliefs of strong moral values and faith.
@boiboing (12533)
• Northampton, England
29 Jan 16
That's what I assumed the meaning would be.
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@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
30 Jan 16
It is pretty self-explanatory
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@louievill (15535)
• Philippines
29 Jan 16
So it's the true blues and the dyed in the wool versus the turn coatsseriously like the other posts it could be a good or bad thing cause your mind would already be closed even if it's for the good or advancement already.
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@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
30 Jan 16
I guess we all know what turncoats are, and that can be good or bad either
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@ramapo17 (16970)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Jan 16
That's a new one for me and I thought I heard it all as my grandmother always came out with different expressions.
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@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
30 Jan 16
Glad I was able to share something new with you. Tell us some of your grandmother's
@DianneN (52935)
• United States
31 Jan 16
@ramapo17 Nancy, do you have relatives in Connecticut?
@ramapo17 (16970)
• Melbourne, Florida
31 Jan 16
@DianneN No DianneN. My husbands family was very small and I don't believe there are any living relatives any longer. My family was so huge and it goes on forever and ever, I am still finding relatives I never knew existed. Dad's last name was Lewis and I think he had relatives in every state.
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• United States
29 Jan 16
I 've heard it but never actually took the time to look into its etymology cause it sort of speaks for itself . . . but I do get it now regarding perception techniques
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@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
30 Jan 16
Some things it is good to be steadfast about, but we should be open to others' ideas
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• United States
30 Jan 16
Yes I always do encourage being open-minded and able to free oneself from indoctrination but I don't get so open that the brains fall out . . . @AnneEJ
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• United States
30 Jan 16
true blue is a phrase I'm familiar with but I've never heard dyed in the wool before. Interesting & something new I learned today
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@ramapo17 (16970)
• Melbourne, Florida
31 Jan 16
@Marilynda 1225 I always love being this old (73) and learning new things or sayings. We are never to old to learn something new.
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@Dena91 (3472)
• United States
30 Jan 16
I love learning about expressions and where they originated from. This dyed in the wool is a new one for me. Thanks for teaching me something new this morning. Have a blessed day.
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@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
30 Jan 16
It is fun looking up these expressions. We all should strive to learn something new each day. Have a great weekend.
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@Shiva49 (8778)
• Singapore
30 Jan 16
I have heard of dyed in the wool leftist, feminist etc - siva
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@AnneEJ (5132)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
30 Jan 16
Yes, it is applied to a lot of different groups at times.
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@celticeagle (111585)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Jan 16
I read something about the levi jean material that was some what the same.
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