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not carved in stone

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not carved in stone

adjective phrase

(also not cast in concrete) Not having ultimate and permanent authority; able to be altered: It's a good policy, but it's neither carved in stone nor set in concrete

[1970s+; fr the carved stone tablets of the Decalogue]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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