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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.
(Definition of carved in stone from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “carved in stone”
in Chinese (Simplified) 无法改变的, 铁板钉钉的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無法改變的, 鐵定的, 鐵板釘釘的…
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