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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.
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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) 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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be engraved on (one's) heart

Said of 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.
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be engraved in (one's) memory

Said of 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

Said of 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

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?
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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.
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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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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.’.
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The earlier date is comparable with uranium-series dating of flowstone that covers engraved figures within Church Hole Cave at Creswell along the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border," Dr Nash said.
Depending on who engraved it or what it's on, it may reduce the value of it.
38-40 Winchester, was hand engraved by Rob Bunting of the Baron Custom Engraving Shop, using the unique single-line shading style of the legendary Lynton McKenzie.
Before you spend a penny on engraving tools, I recommend looking closely at all the engraved guns, or pictures of them, you can find.
3 : to print from a cut surface <an engraved invitation>
It is engraved with Abi's name on the bell section.
Stewart's husband, who also served in the first Gulf War and was stationed in Korea, has yet to receive a memorial marker engraved with the symbol of his faith.
The treble clef was the most intricate musical symbol that the engraver used, and as such would not only have required the longest time to carve onto a plate but was also prone to vary noticeably each time it was engraved.
a division of Stork Materials Technology, is a leading manufacturer of laser engraved ceramic anilox rolls.
Traditionally, these details were either stamped into the molds or engraved by using a pantograph-type machine and a template.
By combining engraved and raised areas you can form an interesting 3-D surface design, which you then paint any colors you want.
The Associated Student Body is selling engraved bricks to raise money for amenities such as a public-address system and concession stand at the planned 4,800-seat stadium, scheduled to open this fall.
These printed ephemera are chosen for their presumed cultural significance rather than their visual appeal, except perhaps for Louis Rouhier's "impressive" possesso print and his "remarkable" engraved broadsheets related to the 1656 plague year (185, 219).