Holy Grail

noun
1 : grail
2 often not capitalized : an object or goal that is sought after for its great significance

Examples of holy grail in a Sentence

  1. Finding a cure for cancer is the holy grail of medical researchers.

First Known Use of holy grail

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HOLY GRAIL Defined for English Language Learners

Holy Grail

  • : something that you want very much but that is very hard to get or achieve

  • the Holy Grail : the cup that is said to have been used by Jesus Christ and that was sought by knights during the Middle Ages



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