scar (one) for life

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scar (one) for life

To leave an indelible impression upon one's memory or psyche for the rest of one's life. Often used in passive constructions. Seeing her parents die in such a terrible manner scarred the poor girl for life. I hope such a traumatic event like that won't scar him for life!
See also: life, scar
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Detective Sergeant Stuart Cheek of Waltham Forest police said the "appalling incident" had left the girl with serious injuries that could scar her for life.
The attack happened on Saturday and Scotland Yard said yesterday: "A 56-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of allowing a dog to be out of control." Det Sgt Stuart Cheek added: "It left a child with injuries likely to scar her for life."
Her two best friends Em and Matthew come up with The Single Girl's To-Do list - a collection of tasks that might get her arrested, might kill her, might scar her for life and just might expose her to the giddy delights of pastures new.
A young girl had the side of her face left hanging down by an attack in the last fewdays to mentally and physically scar her for life.
A WALSALL mother saved her soldier ex-husband from a spell behind bars after he threatened to "scar her for life" with a knife.
Severe burns threatened to scar her for life and rob her of her striking looks.