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: for, life, scar
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A Johnstone man is facing trial accused of attacking his ex and leaving a man scarred for life and disabled by carrying out a knife attack on him on the same day.
A cyclist has been left scarred for life after he was attacked by two men wearing balaclavas.
THIS is the Birmingham bobby who was bitten so badly that he will be left scarred for life.
A mum who was 'scarred for life' when her ex-girlfriend brutally attacked her with a shard of broken glass is hoping to be crowned a beauty queen in a national pageant.
HEARTLESS parents have been slammed for burning their son with scalding water in the shower, leaving him scarred for life.
He survived but has been left scarred for life by burns and paralysed from the waist down.
Warwickshire Police is appealing for witnesses to the horrifying attack which left a young girl scarred for life.
YESTERDAY, our sister paper the Sunday Mail brought you the story of a prison guard who was left scarred for life in a savage razor attack by an inmate.
A MAN says he has been scarred for life after being slashed in the face in a row over a cigarette.
A THUG who left a sleeping man scarred for life in a devastating broken bottle attack has been jailed for more than 17 years.
The 19-year-old was left scarred for life in the unprovoked assault.
FOUND GUILTY Steven Shaw SCARRED FOR LIFE Brave Victoria Lowery
By ANDREW PAIN andrew.pain@eveninggazette.co.uk A STOCKTON girl who performs with the Circus of Horrors hopes a judge will jail a mindless thug who left her scarred for life.
ANYONE who yawns inwardly at the annual warnings on firework safety would do well to read our report today on Cathryn O'Nions, a year since she was scarred for life.