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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"Fire is unpredictable and dangerous - not only can it kill and injure, but deliberately setting a fire can leave you with a criminal record and scar you for life."
You would be leaving university with more than just a degree, which could scar you for life.
"The only reason anyone does this is to scar you for life. It doesn't disable you in any way, it's not as if he hit me with an iron bar."
That's the sort of thing that could scar you for life.