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the holy grail

noun [S] uk   /ˌhəʊ.liˈɡreɪl/  us   /ˌhoʊ-/
(also the Holy Grail) a cup believed to have been used by Jesus Christ at the meal before his death something that is extremely difficult to find or get: Sustained nuclear fusion is the holy grail of the power industry.
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