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sa·cred cow

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  1. sacred cownoun

    a person unreasonably held to be immune to criticism


  1. sacred cownoun

    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.


  1. sacred cow

    A sacred cow is an expression originating from Hinduism, where cows are considered holy and untouchable. In a general or metaphorical context, a sacred cow refers to any idea, custom, or institution that is regarded with such respect or reverence that it is immune from criticism or questioning - even if such scrutiny is warranted. It can also refer to something that is considered off-limits or too highly-valued to alter or eliminate.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sacred cow in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sacred cow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of sacred cow in a Sentence

  1. Aubrey Eben:

    Science is not a sacred cow. Science is a horse. Don't worship it. Feed it.

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