sacred cow Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"sacred cow" in British English

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sacred cownoun [C]

uk   us   disapproving
a ​belief, ​custom, etc. that ​peoplesupport and do not ​question or ​criticize: They did not ​dare to ​challenge the ​sacredcow of ​parliamentarydemocracy.
(Definition of sacred cow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sacred cownoun [C]

 us   /ˈseɪ·krɪd ˈkaʊ/
something that ​peopleaccept or ​believe to be good or ​necessary without ​ever questioning ​theirbelief: Defense ​spending is a sacred cow in ​Congress.
(Definition of sacred cow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sacred cow”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不容质疑的信仰, 批评不得的习俗…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不容質疑的信仰, 神聖不可侵犯的習俗…
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