Simple Definition of sacred cow
: someone or something that has been accepted or respected for a long time and that people are afraid or unwilling to criticize or question
Full Definition of sacred cow
: one that is often unreasonably immune from criticism or opposition
Examples of sacred cow
The old government program has become a sacred cow.
Origin of sacred cow
from the veneration of the cow by Hindus
First Known Use: 1910
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