holy of holies

  1. (Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the Covenant was kept
  2. (figurative) something regarded as sacred or inviolable
    every politician fears to touch that holy of holies, the Social Security System
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  • The first, built by Solomon (1012 B.C.) appears from the Biblical description [6] to have combined Egyptian conceptions (successive courts, lofty entrance-pylons, the Sanctuary and the sekos or “Holy of Holies”) with A Text-Book of the History of Architecture Seventh Edition, revised
  • Then Spade got it in his whiskey-soaked mind that Ella Mae was joining a sex cult where homosexuals and heterosexuals mafficked with greased ease in and out of all the holy of holies in the Satanically satin-lined porn room. Waitin' for Melissa...and up pops Spade Cooley
  • Cleanse my hidden mind with the hyssop of your grace, for I draw near to the Holy of Holies of your mysteries.
  • Priests, acolytes and choirboys pad round a central tent that represents the holy of holies, the spiritual home of the Ark.
  • The offices of the management were on the first floor, and Henry was conducted thither and shown into Witherspoon's private apartment -- into the calico, bombazine, hardware and universal nick-nack holy of holies. The Colossus A Novel
  • The influences of Webster and Calhoun, conflicting, rent asunder the American States, and the doctrine of each is the law and the oracle speaking from the Holy of Holies for his own State and all consociated with it: a faith preached and proclaimed by each at the cannon's mouth and consecrated by rivers of blood. Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
  • Every politician fears to touch that holy of holies, the social security system.
  • Sanctus... sanctus... sanctus... "Be warned that the Holy of Holies is upon you. THE THORN BIRDS
  • I saw him go into the Holy of Holies a while ago.
  • This football stadium is the holy of holies to many fans.
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