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a person unreasonably held to be immune to criticism

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The council does have sacred cows and it has a duty to safeguard them.
I am from Birmingham, so my only sacred cow is Jasper Carrot.
take on sacred cows," you can bet they have gays and lesbians in mind.
Partly, it's the sheer appeal and satisfaction of skewering sacred cows, liberal ones especially--and there are, God knows, so many that deserve skewering.
was a national bestseller, and his book Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers made Business Week's bestseller list in its first month of publication.
That is, it everything cannot be accomplished--especially in an environment of scarce resources--what sacred cows should be abandoned al this point in time?
There are no sacred cows when it comes to Christmas singles (except of course the little known seasonal scud, Oh Sacred Cow of Bethlehem by Joan Bakewell and the Tarts on Stinky Horse records).
But we know Chicagoans care about this kind of journalism--journalism that isn't afraid to ask uncomfortable questions, to draw ire, to dig deep and to challenge sacred cows.
After poking mathematical holes in superinvestor Warren Buffett's fundamental notions and other sacred cows of Wall Street, the author offers his own advice: Stick to index funds.
Bill Maher's now canceled Politically Incorrect slaughtered herds of sacred cows, and his recent When You Ride Alone You Ride with Bin Laden (New Millennium) slices and dices America's greed, selfishness, and gluttonous oil consumption while taking more than a few pokes at Washington's prosecution of the war on terror.
As a "believer," a critic on the side of the author's presence in his work, Defaux takes on such scholarly sacred cows as Pierre Villey, as well as those among his own contemporaries, whom he dubs the "doubters," who are more attentive to the gaps and the inconsistencies of the text," than to the continuities of the human presence within it.
Like George Schuyler, Reed attacks sacred cows with a vengeance.
Making no apologies, ANTiSEEN plows ahead; bulldozing all sacred cows along their path, and putting wicked grins on the faces of those who realize that along with being an American comes the right to exercise free speech--even when wielding a bat covered in barbed wire while draped in a Confederate flag and your forehead is gushing so much blood that Terry Funk would be proud.
The immediate challenge is to flesh out his vision of ''structural reform with no sacred cows.
Under the new leadership which has pledged ''sweeping structural reforms without sacred cows,'' the ministry could also consider additions and accelerations to the government's five-year, 260-item structural reform program adopted last December, Hirose said.