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sacred monster

noun
1.
a celebrity whose eccentricities or indiscretions are easily forgiven by admirers.
Origin of sacred monster
1980-1985
1980-85; translation of French monstre sacré
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  • A swarm of men cleared the way for it, gesticulating like madmen in their zeal to get swimming-room for the sacred monster.

    Marm Lisa Kate Douglas Wiggin

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