sacred cow

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sacred cow (plural sacred cows)

  1. (idiomatic) Something which cannot be tampered with, or criticized, for fear of public outcry. A person, institution, belief system, etc. which, for no reason other than the demands of established social etiquette or popular opinion, should be accorded respect or reverence, and not touched, handled or examined too closely.

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Last modified on 10 January 2014, at 21:34