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Sacred cow

DEFINITION

Adored item or ritual. The phrase is used anytime something is dear to someone and you should not interfere. Reference comes from how cows are a religious icon in Hindu culture.

“The developer bought the land to build an apartment building, but because of the 100 year old park that exists there now, he can’t do it, that location is a sacred cow to many locals.”

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