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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Recent Examples on the Web One consequence was the Holy Grail of the conservative legal movement: the 2022 overturning of Roe v. Wade. The Editors, National Review, 14 May 2024 Probably the most famous wizard in all of popular culture — yes, even eclipsing Harry Potter — Merlin's greatest feat was helping Arthur Pendragon find a very nice sword (Excalibur) and an even nicer cup (the Holy Grail). Marc Bernardin,, 11 Mar. 2024 Many of the gags are either derivative or homages, depending on your perspective, including the vicious killer bunnies that bring to mind Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Mar. 2024 Figuring out what makes people tick and whether and how to engage on those subjects could be considered the Holy Grail for communications professionals. David Hessekiel, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 The musical comedy is adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 3 Jan. 2024 Inspired by the classic cult favorite Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot starts much the same way: With King Arthur (James Monroe Iglehart) and his loyal servant Patsy (Christopher Fitzgerald) on a quest to find worthy knights to join their Round Table., 17 Nov. 2023 Chanel – Inimitable Mascara Makeup lovers would likely agree that finding the perfect mascara is the Holy Grail of the beauty world. Erin Michelle Newberg, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 As luck would have it, the Holy Grail of football holidays is coming up in just a few week: Super Bowl 2024. Emma Specter, Vogue, 22 Jan. 2024

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“The Holy Grail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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