Holy cow


Holy cow

Holy cow or sacred cow may refer to:
* Holy cow, an exclamation of surprise
* Cattle in religion, particularly the sacredness of cows in Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and Ancient Egyptian religion
* Sacred cow, an idiom used to identify a person, institution, idea, or ideology as being unreasonably immune to criticism or opposition
* The Sacred Bull, as it pertains to ancient mythology

Proper names

* The Holy Cows, a FIRST Robotics team in San Diego, CA.
* The Holy Cow Company, a Saint Louis Park, MN-based company that designs and produces organic clothing.
* "Sacred Cow", the reconfigured C-54 Skymaster used as the Air Force One during the latter portion of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency and the first portion of Harry S. Truman's presidency
* The Sacred Chao, a fundamental element of Discordianism
* "Sacred Cows", the Contemporary Christian music album by The Swirling Eddies
* "Sacred Cow", the 1996 album by Geggy Tah
* "Sacred Cow Productions", founded by director Kevin Booth

ee also

* Auðumbla, the primeval cow of Norse mythology
* The red heifer, a sacred sacrifice in Judaism
* Apis, the bull-deity of Ancient Egyptian religion
* Harry Caray


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  • holy\ cow — • holy cats • holy cow • holy mackerel • holy Moses interj. informal Used to express strong feeling (as astonishment, pleasure, or anger); used in speech or when writing conversation. Holy cats! That s good pie! said Dick. Holy cow! They can t do …   Словарь американских идиом

  • holy cow — interjection used as an exclamation of surprise, amazement, or bewilderment * * * Slang. (used to express bewilderment, surprise, or astonishment.) [1920 25] * * * holy smoke/cow/mackerel/etc mainly american spoken …   Useful english dictionary

  • holy cow — 1. what a surprise. “I was paying 23 percent interest on that credit card.” “Holy cow!” 2. how wonderful. A friend of mine is in Hollywood filming a movie this month. Holy cow, that must be so cool …   New idioms dictionary

  • Holy cow! — exclam. Wow! □ Holy cow! A red one! □ Give me a chance! Holy cow, don’t rush me! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • holy cow — that is exciting, geez, gosh, wow    Holy cow! That car just about crashed into us! …   English idioms

  • holy cow — used to express strong feelings of astonishment, pleasure or anger Holy cow! There are over one hundred people standing in front of our house …   Idioms and examples

  • holy cow — interjection An exclamation of surprise or astonishment Syn: holy mackerel, holy Moses, holy moley, holy smoke …   Wiktionary

  • holy cow — See *sacred cow …   Auditor's dictionary

  • Holy Cow — Juron Dans les bandes dessinées, les gros mots dans les bulles sont couramment remplacés par des illustrations. Un juron est un terme ou une expression brève, plus ou moins grossier, vulgaire ou blasphématoire, dont on se sert pour donner une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • holy cow — Slang. (used to express bewilderment, surprise, or astonishment.) [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium


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