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 WOMAN who starred in gritty BBC documentary The Scheme has been charged with bottle attacks on two women, scarring one for life.