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Example sentences from the Web for sacred cow
City Councilman Sean Elo-Rivera wants to tip the sacred cow that is the People’s Ordinance.
In fact, one the most sacred holiday for Muslims is the sacrifice of Abraham, known as Eid al-Adha.
There is no middle ground in submitting our sacred rights to the whims of foreign tyrants.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror|David Keyes|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a cash cow, handed billions by TV networks and rewarding its sponsors with huge ratings and ever growing revenues.
One thing I do to respect the people who want to keep hip hop ‘sacred’ is refer to myself as rap-cabaret.
The Reservation is sovereign Indian land, and the grizzly is a sacred animal to these tribes.
The supernaturalist alleges that religion was revealed to man by God, and that the form of this revelation is a sacred book.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
I had it put in order whilst you were in London; it was a shame to let a sacred place remain in such a state.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
He had five girls by his first wife; there is no reason why this splendid cow I have picked out should not produce a dozen boys.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
There are no chains to my prison, no steel cuffs to gall the limbs, no guards to threaten and cow me.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
Here the pair reached the "Dun Cow" and retired to their respective quarters.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for sacred cow
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Cultural definitions for 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.
Idioms and Phrases with sacred cow
A person or thing immune to criticism or questioning, as in The rules governing the press conference have become a sacred cow in this administration. This term alludes to the honored status of cows in Hinduism, where they are a symbol of God's generosity to humankind. It has been used figuratively since about 1900.