- hidebound:  The term hidebound was originally applied to cattle so emaciated that their skin (or hide) was dry and stiff and clung closely to their bones. The idea of being trapped immovably inside one’s skin had led by the early 17th century to the meaning we are most familiar with today: ‘set immovably in one’s opinions, narrow-minded’.
- hidebound (adj.)
- 1550s, from hide (n.1) + past tense of bind (v.). Original reference is to emaciated cattle with skin sticking closely to backbones and ribs; metaphoric sense of "restricted by narrow attitudes" is first recorded c. 1600.
- 1. The economy was hidebound by public spending and private monopolies.
- 2. The men are hidebound and reactionary.
- 3. You will never change their ideas. They are far too hidebound.
- 你无法改变他们的意思, 因为他们太墨守成规.
- 4. Whole world the children with 70 hidebound % lives in this area.
- 5. Grange chairman explanation says this pig as a child hidebound, raise deadlocked.
- 农庄主席解释说这猪从小营养不良, 养僵了.
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