Meaning of “sacred cow” in the English Dictionary

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sacred cownoun [ C ]

us /ˈseɪ·krɪd ˈkaʊ/

something that people accept or believe to be good or necessary without ever questioning their belief:

Defense spending is a sacred cow in Congress.

(Definition of “sacred cow” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)