One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of an item of clothing) dyed twice in order to give a very deep color.
- ‘Create a double-dyed dress and see different color combinations come to life.’
- 1.1 (of a person) thoroughly imbued with a particular quality.‘a double-dyed liberal’
- ‘The dead may not be able to harass you with writs, but are you entitled to portray them as double-dyed villains, despite the fact that they can't hire a lawyer?’
- ‘The man is a double-dyed dastard.’
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