golden calf


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

Word History


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

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“Golden calf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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