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