golden calf

noun

Definition of golden calf

: an object of materialistic or unworthy worship especially : money this … material age when everything goes down before the golden calf— Eliot Gregory

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History and Etymology for golden calf

so called from the golden calf made by Aaron for the Israelites to worship (Exodus 32)

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“Golden calf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golden%20calf. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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