sacred cow


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a person unreasonably held to be immune to criticism

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A very popular attraction at the National Museum of the USAF, the Sacred Cow has an interesting history.
The immediate challenge is to flesh out his vision of ''structural reform with no sacred cows.
The medical institution appears to be a strongly guarded bastion of well-educated, senior, white men, fiercely intent upon maintaining their sacred cow.
While Krassner celebrates irreverence as his "only sacred cow," Berry argues passionately for more reverence, dignity, and respect.
It was Maggie Thatcher who first 'weaponised' the NHS when she said that the NHS was not a sacred cow.
All of this was done whilst protecting, de-regulating and giving free rein to the sacred cow known as the banking sector, enabling our so-called best brains to bankrupt the country, thus re-mortgaging the future of our children for decades to come.
Therefore, I believe, as long as the NHS is the sacred cow of British politics, the longer the British people will suffer with a second-rate health service.
For instance, he argues that despite their popularity, 401(k)s, the ultimate sacred cow of personal finance, are risky and destructive to most individuals.
But you can be sure the largest money-suck in city government -- and the most sacred cow of all -- will never be thrown into the ante along with cars and commissions.
THE RSPCA was yesterday accused of secretly killing a sacred cow at one of Britain's most prominent Hindu temples.
Faith or no faith, Shambo the Sacred Cow was suffering from tuberculosis and it will not fizzle out as she hopes.
THE sacred cow of early pace was well and truly slaughtered by Westmead Hawk's second half speed as he cut down his opponents to record an astonishing victory in Saturday's Derby, writes Patrick Saward.
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).
If art is the sum of destructions, it's rather brilliant to see a sacred cow of realness like Bacon butchered by Madonna's "edginess.
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), once a sacred cow, is now under intense scrutiny.