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be cast in cement

To be firmly or permanently established; to be unalterable or not subject to change. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until it's cast in cement before we know exactly what it will do.
See also: cast, cement

be set in cement

To be firmly or permanently established; to be unalterable or not subject to change. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until it's set in cement before we know exactly what it will do.
See also: cement, set

set in cement

Firmly or permanently established; not subject to change; unalterable. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until it's set in cement before we know exactly what it will do.
See also: cement, set

set (something) in cement

To establish something firmly or permanently; to make something unalterable or not subject to change. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until Congress sets it in cement before we know exactly what it will do.
See also: cement, set

cement (something) on (something)

To use glue or another strong adhesive substance to fasten two things together. We need to cement this piece back on the vase before mom gets home and discovers it's broken!
See also: cement, on

cement (something) together

To use glue or another strong adhesive substance to fasten two or more things together. We need to cement the handle together before mom gets home and discovers that the vase is broken!
See also: cement, together

cement something on(to) something

 and cement something on
to fasten something onto something with glue or household cement. Cement this handle back onto the cup. Now, cement on the other handle. I will cement it on for you.
See also: cement, on

cement something together

to fasten something together with glue or household cement. Use this stuff to cement the vase together. Will you cement these parts together?
See also: cement, together

in cement

Firmly settled or determined; unalterable. For example, Their policy on taxes was set in cement despite opposition. For a synonym, see cast in stone.
See also: cement

cement city

n. a cemetery. I’m too young to end up in cement city.
See also: cement, city

in cement

Firmly settled or determined; unalterable: The administration's position on taxes was set in cement despite the unfavorable public response.
See also: cement
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Financial health of Attock Cement remained extraordinary with absolutely no debt, but the company could not expand its operations due to violence in and around Hub.
This year, British firm Asian Precious Minerals announced an investment of $400 million in building a new cement plant in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) in a meeting between company executives and KPK Chief Minister Pervez Khattak.
When you bring in cement from abroad, you need to test that cement to make sure that if you get an earthquake, the bridge (that used that cement) won't fall,' Aboitiz said.
This research will help in filling the knowledge gap at local level by prov iding knowledge about the physical properties of different cement brands in Pakistan.
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Historic and forecast market values for the concrete and cement market and its categories (cement clinker, factory-made mortars, portland cement, refractory cements, mortars & concretes, other hydraulic cements, ready-mixed concrete and prefabricated structural components) for the period 2007 through to 2016
Taiwan Cement said cement prices in the China market, especially in the southern region, will rise in the months to come as production of low-efficiency cement plants will be affected by power rationing.
Monteiro reports that when initial cracks occur, the exposed cement reacts with water around it, creating chemical products that "heal" the cracks.
The accord is structured so that Florida and the Gulf region, areas facing cement shortages, will be able to significantly increase their imports of Mexican cement.
I am excited about the potential for increasing the use of foundry sand in cement production," Kurtz said.
While acknowledging the decrease in nitrogen oxides, burning used tires in a cement kiln will result in an increase in the emissions of dioxin, a suspected cancer-causing agent, they argue.
For the experiments at the ESRF, Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL) cement 133, issued in June 1999, was used.
As the cement sets and hardens, it forms a stable and durable bond with the apatite of the adjacent bone without interpository soft tissue.
When Cemex acquired 14% of Indonesian cement producer Semen Gresik for an estimated US$118 million in 1998, it marked the first time a foreign company had been allowed to invest in the cement sector, not to mention in a state-owned business.