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English definition of “not be set/carved in stone”

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not be set/carved in stone

UK ( US not be carved/etched in stone)
to not be fixed and able to be changed: These are just a few ideas - nothing is set in stone yet.
Translations of “not be set/carved in stone”
in Chinese (Traditional) 還未確定, 未成定局…
in Chinese (Simplified) 还未确定, 未成定局…
(Definition of not be set/carved in stone from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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