It means through and through, as in "a dyed-in-the-wool
Tory or Labour supporter".
Though she says Kort has "introduced the whole concept of balance into my life," Cutler remains a dyed-in-the-wool
We find libertarians insisting that the marketplace is a sufficient accountability mechanism; dyed-in-the-wool
public educators being swayed by "level playing field" claims even though responding to such claims often brings stultifying red tape; and people resisting state standards and tests for the same reasons that other educators resist them.
However, although she and her partner intend to stay in South Wales on a permanent basis, they have no plans to start following Cardiff City, for they are both dyed-in-the-wool
Manchester United supporters.
In and of themselves they reveal their dyed-in-the-wool
philosophy and the very peculiar slang of such events, which culminates in the words of a bank-branch director: "If someone has visions, they should go out to the fields or els e to therapy.