Translation of sacred cow in Spanish:

sacred cow

vaca sagrada, n.


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    vaca sagrada feminine
    • There's nothing like a little sacred cow bashing to get people to listen!
    • From the Diefenbaker era to the end of the Mulroney years, federal regional development programmes were a sacred cow in Canada, and successive governments rivalled each other in seeking new forms of organization to carry it out.
    • McGruder is the creative genius behind The Boondocks, a five-year-old comic strip that honors no sacred cows and eviscerates politicians of all stripes.
    • In perioperative nursing, we speak of our sacred cows, which are those ideas and practices so deeply entrenched in what we do that they are impediments to change.
    • On another note, the Rocket Prof had better stay anonymous if he's going to take on sacred cows like global warming.
    • Old assumptions are being questioned, sacred cows slaughtered, new ideas floated.
    • Because the NHS is the sacred cow of British politics - with no party willing to admit that they are prepared to retreat from the central commitment to fund a free service, whatever it costs - we have still not got to the heart of the matter.
    • It's true that the social institution of the Domestic Violence shelter has become a sacred cow, never to be challenged or disputed.
    • ‘Family’ tends to be a sacred cow but personally I disagree.
    • Selected for screening at the prestigious Raindance Film Festival last year, the film has attracted widespread notoriety for its criticism of one of the sacred cows of development thinking: fair trade.
    • Another sacred cow is that the market knows best.
    • That's unlikely: Taking on such sacred cows would be political suicide.
    • You have to slay the sacred cows, publicly, in a high-profile way.
    • The ascent of star presenter over stubborn creator will be dissected in the coming weeks, along with the sacred cows of public subsidy and the education industry.
    • It has consistently tackled the sacred cows of sex, religion and politics with wit, irony and hard criticism leaving behind carcasses of exposed folly and evil.
    • When is a traditional practice a sacred cow, however, and when is it an important cornerstone to safe patient care?
    • In that case, his leadership was the sacred cow.
    • We need constructive criticism of our most sacred cows.
    • The idea of paying bloggers is a controversial one, as it challenges some of the sacred cows of the journalistic publishing business.
    • It will also need a radical rethink of some of our current sacred cows in foreign policy, e.g., the extent to which it is driven by trade.