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be engraved in (one's) memory

To be something that one will always remember. The day you were born is just engraved in my memory—I could never forget what it felt like to hold you for the first time.
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be engraved in (one's) mind

To be something that one will always remember. The day you were born is just engraved in my mind—I could never forget what it felt like to hold you for the first time.
See also: engrave, mind

be engraved on (one's) heart

To be something that one will always remember. The day you were born is just engraved on my heart—I could never forget what it felt like to hold you for the first time.
See also: engrave, heart, on

carved in stone

Permanently fixed or firmly established; incapable of being changed. Often used in the negative. The deal isn't yet carved in stone, but we're confident it will go ahead as hoped.
See also: carve, stone

engrave (something) into (something)

To etch or carve something into a surface or material. When we got our sidewalk repaved, the kids engraved their initials into the cement. The woman at the store said that they can engrave our wedding date into the picture frame.
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engrave (something) on (something)

To etch or carve something onto a surface or material. The woman at the store said that they can engrave our wedding date on the picture frame.
See also: engrave, on

engrave (something) onto (something)

To etch or carve something onto a surface or material. The woman at the store said that they can engrave our wedding date onto the picture frame.
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engrave (something) upon (something)

1. To etch or carve something onto some surface or material. The woman at the store said that they can engrave our wedding date upon the picture frame.
2. By extension, to commit something to memory. After missing my first appointment, I engraved the rescheduled date upon my brain.
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engrave (something) with (something)

1. To etch or carve something onto a surface or material. The woman at the store said that they can engrave the picture frame with our wedding date.
2. To use something, such as a tool, to etch or carve into a surface or material. The artist engraved a design into the linoleum with a small cutter.
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engraved in stone

Permanently fixed or firmly established; incapable of being changed. Often used in the negative. The deal isn't yet engraved in stone, but we're confident it will go ahead as hoped.
See also: engrave, stone
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

carved in stone

 and engraved in stone; written in stone
Fig. permanent or not subject to change. (Often in the negative.) Now, this isn't carved in stone yet, but this looks like the way it's going to be. Is this policy carved in stone, or can it still be modified?
See also: carve, stone

engrave something into something

to cut symbols into something. She engraves a lovely design into the soap that she puts out for guests. Todd engraved his initials into the bark of the tree.
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engrave something on(to) something

to cut symbols into the surface of something. She engraved her initials onto the side of the tree. Ted engraved her name on the bracelet.
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engrave something (up)on something

 
1. . Lit. to cut letters or a design into the surface of something; to engrave something on(to) something. Todd engraved his initials into the bark of the tree. Their names were engraved onto each of their wedding rings. He asked them to engrave his initials upon the back of his watch. He engraved his name on the desktop.
2. Fig. to imprint something firmly on someone's mind. I engraved the combination to the safe upon my brain. The teacher engraved the definition of a noun into my memory.
See also: engrave, on

engrave something with something

 
1. . to carve something, such as letters, into something. He engraved the soft pewter with an old motto. Can you engrave my watch with a date?
2. to carve on something, using some tool or device. The worker engraved the watch with a sharp stylus. Can I engrave this bracelet with this tool? Is it sharp enough?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

be engraved on/in your ˈheart/ˈmemory/ˈmind

be something that you will never forget because it affected you so strongly: Although he was very young at the time, the date of his father’s funeral was engraved on his heart.
Engrave means ‘cut words or designs on wood, stone, etc.’.
See also: engrave, heart, memory, mind, on
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If you have a gun like my old Colt that you want to engrave, and it's been case-colored, you can forget about cutting into the hardened steel ...
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But Diana was still able to engrave publicly under the already publicized description of a "well-bred and charming young lady." This was how Diana began her Roman career when she married Francesco da Volterra.
The rotaLEX, a compact and inexpensive desktop unit which uses laser exposure to engrave RotaPlate screens (for non Stork Prints systems) held in position on a magnetic drum.
You can have virtually any "plain Jane" gun, old or new, engrave and embellished at a fraction of the cost of one of those old-time classics.
The Helios DLE system can also engrave flexo sleeves, 2D/3D embossing plates or sleeves, and Stork RotaMesh and RotaPlate screen products.
Speaking of engraving, I know of no one better qualified to engrave the above-mentioned Smith & Wessons than Dale Miller.
During this period, he came across an article in Gun Digest by Jack Prudhomme called "How to Engrave Firearms." With his interest in hunting and fine guns, along with his artistic talents, it was only natural for him to undertake engraving as a hobby During the next 25 years, he worked at Sears to put beans on the table and concentrated on learning and improving his engraving skills in his spare time.
It did not stay a problem very long as the most natural thing was to engrave a sixgun that Elmer Keith would like, a Smith & Wesson 4" .44 Magnum.
The latest technology is used to engrave the specified name, symbol, wedding date, heart or any other text on the rings.