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Holy Grailnoun [C]

(also holy grail)  us   /ˈhoʊ·li ˈɡreɪl/
something that a ​person or a ​particulargroup of ​peoplewant very much to have or ​achieve: Earth-like ​planets - the holy grail of ​planethunting - are too ​small to ​detect. The Holy Grail is also the ​cupJesus was ​believed to have ​drunk from during his last ​meal with his ​disciples.
(Definition of Holy Grail from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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