How would I use this idiom in this sentence- The memory of the incident has forever ........ into my mind?

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    As @BrianDonovan has pointed out in his answer, the correct idiom with "bear" in "bear in mind" , not "into" , and the subject is the owner of the mind. You are making an effort to remember it. If you want to use "into", as for some idea that you can't forget, no matter how much you might want to, there are other idioms , such as "The memory of the incident has been forever etched into my mind." – Spencer Aug 12 '17 at 16:45

I fear you are confusing the verb in the idiom to bear [something] in mind, of which verb the past tense is bore (past participle borne, though this site also allows born), with the verb to bore meaning to drill, i.e. to cut a circular hole with a rotating tool.

bear /keep in mind, to remember:
Bear in mind that the newspaper account may be in error. [Dictionary.com]

The image of drilling into a mind suggests the ancient surgical procedure of trepanning, though in idiomatic use to trepan more often suggests the extraction of secrets than forcible indoctrination.

You might alternatively be thinking of a different idiom or metaphor, where particularly vivid and thus memorable impressions are said to be burned into the mind. (I am not sure whether that is a metaphor from wood-burning, as a graphic technique, or from etching. Is Locke’s metaphoric tabula rasa made of wood or copper?) Nowadays this last idiom is often replaced with the observation that “you can’t unsee” something.

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