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concrete jungle

An overcrowded, unsafe and/or crime-ridden urban environment or city, characterized by the congestion of large buildings and roads. After years living in that concrete jungle, I'm looking forward to being in a place with a bit of grass and friendly neighbors.
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be cast in concrete

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 concrete before we know exactly what it will do.
See also: cast, concrete

cast in concrete

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

set (something) in concrete

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 concrete before we know exactly what it will do.
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be set in concrete

To be definitely and permanently decided or planned. We might get brunch next weekend, but nothing is set in concrete yet.
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set in concrete

If a plan is set in concrete, it is fixed and cannot be changed. With expenditure plans now set in concrete for three years, slower growth would mean higher taxes. Note: You can also say that a plan is cast in concrete. But the sale conditions must be cast in concrete.
See also: concrete, set

be set in concrete

(of a policy or idea) be fixed and unalterable.
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The RCA with high chloride contents may affect the durability of new concrete due to the corrosion of steel reinforcement (Anderson et al.
These materials become unstable in concrete when subjected to drying and wetting or freezing and thawing (Khalaf, DeVenny 2004).
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
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US Concrete serves the construction industry in several major markets in the United Statesthrough its two business segments: ready-mixed concrete and aggregate products.
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To achieve this objective, ordinary, air entrained, and waterproofing concrete were first prepared, and different freeze-thaw cycles were subsequently applied in concrete specimens.
US Concrete services the construction industry in several markets in the United States through.
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Concrete is the combination of cement with aggregates and possibly other additives.
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