"A sacred cow since the late '80s, now it's run its course," Reed said.
Additionally, there is no upside in our media culture to challenging this sacred cow.
“She took the sacred cow and made a hybrid woman cow which is called Holy Daughter,” Adicéam said.
The Hindu by tasting the fat of the sacred cow, the Musalman by tasting the fat of the loathed swine, become alike defiled.
Long a sacred cow, it has lately become the eye of a controversy.
Contact with Christians was obnoxious because they eat all kinds of meat, including the sacred cow.
The pigs were nobody's concern, but cattle—the brothers of the Cow, the sacred cow—were quite otherwise.
Sometimes I fancied myself buried in one of the pyramids of Egypt, breaking my shins against the bones of a sacred cow.
I found that out when I put a paper of cayenne pepper into a head of lettuce and gave it to the sacred cow.
Tim came, too, and when he wasnt busy, Joan told him she had interviewed a sacred cow.
Figuratively, anything that is beyond criticism: “That housing project is a real sacred cow: the city council won't hear of abandoning it.” In India, followers of Hinduism consider cows sacred and do not eat them because they believe the animals contain the souls of dead persons.
Someone or something that may not be questioned or altered: Everything is on the table. There are no sacred cows
[1910+; fr the venerated status of cows in Hinduism]