carved in granite
chiseled in granite
inscribed in granite
written in stone
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.
cast the first stone
To be the first to blame someone, lead accusers against a wrongdoer.
Jesus said that a person who was without sin could cast the first stone.
Although Ben saw the girl cheating, he did not want to cast the first stone.
To become very drunk or high on some drug.
Poor Fred was so stoned that Tom had to carry him up the stairs.
heart of stone
A nature without pity.
"Каменное сердце", без жалости, не проявлять сочуствия.
Mr. Smith has a heart of stone. He whipped his horse until it fell down.
The man who murdered his family has a heart of stone.
У мужчины, убившего его семью, каменное сердце.
keep one's nose to the grindstone
have one's nose to the grindstone
hold one's nose to the grindstone
To work hard all the time; keep busy with boring or tiresome work.
Sarah keeps her nose to the grindstone and saves as much as possible to start her own business.
kill two birds with one stone
To succeed in doing two things by only one action; get two results from one effort.
Mother stopped at the supermarket to buy bread and then went to get Jane at dancing class; she killed two birds with one stone.
The history teacher told us that making an outline kills two birds with one stone; it makes us study the lesson till we understand it, and it gives us notes to review before the test.
leave no stone unturned
To try in every way; miss no chance; do everything possible. Usually used in the negative.
The police will leave no stone unturned in their search for the bank robbers.
millstone around one's neck
An intolerable burden.
Max said that his old car was a millstone around his neck.