in cement

Firmly settled or determined; unalterable. For example, Their policy on taxes was set in cement despite opposition. For a synonym, see cast in stone.


Nearby words

  1. in bulk,
  2. in cahoots,
  3. in camera,
  4. in care of,
  5. in case,
  6. in character,
  7. in charge,
  8. in check,
  9. in chorus,
  10. in circles

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