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carved in stone

informal
If a suggestion, plan, rule, etc. is carved in stone, it cannot be changed: These proposals are for discussion, they're not carved in stone.
Translations of “carved in stone”
in Chinese (Traditional) 無法改變的, 鐵定的, 鐵板釘釘的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无法改变的, 铁板钉钉的…
(Definition of carved in stone from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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