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Holy Grail

noun [C] (also holy grail)  us   /ˈhoʊ·li ˈɡreɪl/
something that a person or a particular group of people want very much to have or achieve: Earth-like planets - the holy grail of planet hunting - are too small to detect. The Holy Grail is also the cup Jesus was believed to have drunk from during his last meal with his disciples .
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