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be etched on (one's) heart

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

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

be etched on (one's) mind

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

cast in stone

Permanently fixed or firmly established; not subject to any amendment or alteration. Often used in the negative. The deal isn't yet cast in stone, but we're confident it will go ahead as hoped.
See also: cast, stone

etch (something) in(to) (something)

To cut something, such as a design or message, into some material or surface. Here, use this to try to etch your name into the glass.
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etched in stone

Permanently fixed or firmly established; not subject to any amendment or alteration. Often used in the negative. The deal isn't yet etched in stone, but we're confident it will go ahead as hoped.
See also: etch, stone
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

etch something in(to) something

 and etch something in
to erode a design or message into something, usually with acid. They etched their family crest into their good crystal. He etched in his initials.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cast in stone

Also, etched in stone. Definite, fixed, as in We may choose to stay longer-our plans aren't cast in stone, or When Carl sets an agenda you can safely assume it's etched in stone. Both expressions allude to sculpture, with the first, from the early 1500s, using the verb cast in the sense of pouring and hardening some material into a final form, and the second cutting or corroding a permanent design.
See also: cast, stone
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

be etched on your ˈheart/ˈmemory/ˈmind

be something that you will never forget because it affected you so strongly: The image of their son holding up the championship trophy would be etched on their memories forever.
See also: etch, heart, memory, mind, on
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In the illuminated region, the etched depth in the Si wafer increased with the etching time.
The influence of IPA concentration and the etching time on the pyramidal surface structures was realized on etched mc-Si samples in alkaline solutions.
The exposed silicon area of this wafer is approximately the area which will be etched on the process wafer as well.
Dickmann, "Characterization of electrochemically etched tungsten tips for scanning tunneling microscopy", Rev.
When Si[N.sub.x]:H film is etched using fluorine-based gases such as [SF.sub.6] and [NF.sub.3], the film is eliminated in the form of [SiF.sub.x].
The efficiency improves when the depth is increased, and again, this improvement also depends on the geometry of the etched areas.
Bonding was performed by applying two consecutive coats of self-priming adhesive resin onto the etched dentinal surface (37% phosphoric acid gel for 15 seconds), and drying for 5 seconds to evaporate the solvent.
To test the strength of the adhered polymer films, we attempted removing the polymer structures by sonication and found that patterned PS films detached from the substrate when the etched samples were sonicated in the Piranha solution or water.
The new literature provides thickness, diameters, and other tolerances for typical etched dimensions, holes, slots, and centers.
Rising to the surface, the bubbles stick to the etched wire in the electrolyte and partly above it.
Since each egg is etched according to its eventual destination, advertisers may select specific audiences, which allows smaller charities and companies to promote local events and larger companies to send widespread messages.
The technique of including a bonding primer between etched enamel and FS resin has gained popularity since the early 1990's.
This is a false claim on two fronts: because the spots are not etched, and because onBalance has documented the effects of the etching capabilities of aggressive water.