—The idiom “Sacred cow” refers to something that cannot be interfered with or harmed in any way—even if not interfering could be seen as harmful in some way.
- Example: Although the square dancing club only has two members, it is Mr.
Philon’s sacred cow. He refuses to cancel the club.
- Example: Even though the company was almost broke, employees knew not to
suggest cancelling the company picnic. It was the chairman of the board’s