chiseled\ in\ granite


chiseled\ in\ granite
• carved in granite
• chiseled in granite
• inscribed in granite
• written in stone
adj. phr.
Holy; unchangeable; noble and of ancient origin.

You should wear shoes when you come to class, although this is not carved in granite.

The Constitution of the United States is so hard to change that one thinks of it as written in stone.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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