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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.
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This was a reflection of increased activity in all of the markets served by our oilfield services subsidiary, along with contributions from the new market we entered with the acquisition of Powder River Cementers in August 1999.
Restructured its Powder River Cementers Acquisition agreement to pay
The $2 million was used to acquire the Green River Basin property, provide working capital, and fund the acquisition of Powder River Cementers.
Ross said this property is an ideal acquisition candidate for Infinity because it allows the company both to make use of the experience it gained from its involvement in the Raton Basin of Colorado and to use the oilfield services infrastructure it gained in Wyoming through its recent acquisition of Powder River Cementers.
Our move into the services business in Wyoming with the completion of our acquisition of Powder River Cementers in the last few weeks means we will have a larger and more complex operation.
30 /PRNewswire/ -- Infinity, Inc (Nasdaq: IFNY), the largest oilfield services company in Eastern Kansas and Northeastern Oklahoma, and an emerging independent oil and gas producer, announced today that it has acquired Powder River Cementers LLC based in Gillette, Wyoming.