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English definition of “the holy of holies”

the holy of holies

noun [S]    
the holiest part of a religious building , especially the Jewish temple Parts of religious buildings UK humorous any place that is very special : This stadium is the holy of holies to many fans .Places and locationsUnpleasant places
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