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    Ella era un de esas republicanas de hueso colorado que seguian al pie de la letra las doctrinas de Reagan.

    I get the gist, but how would you translate it? And, is un a typo? Should it be una?

    Does this seem right?
    She was one of those dyed-in-the-wool Republicans that followed the doctrines of Reagan to the letter.

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    I would say:
    She was a Republican through and through like the ones who followed the doctrines of Reagan word by word.

    Hope it helps!

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    Thanks, Clarab!

    Any ideas about the origin of "hueso colorado"? Red bones? Is this like "red states" or "blue states"?

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    La verdad no es una frase frecuente en donde yo vivo... pero sí entiendo el significado por el parecido con un dicho que he oido muchas veces:
    cualquier adjetivo + hasta la médula
    Se usa para hacer referencia a gente que es fanática de algo y también se usa para hablar de personas muy aferradas a una idea política.

    Saludos!

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