the holy of holies

the holy of holies

  (humorous)
a very special place
Usage notes: The holy of holies is the most special part of a religious building.
This football stadium is the holy of holies to many fans.
See also: holy, of
References in classic literature ?
It seems unable to abide for many seconds together in the holy of holies of the captain's state-room; it will out on deck and gaze ahead, through straining eyes, as the appointed moment comes nearer.
Ah," he continued with a malicious snarl, "but the Earth man shall suffer for the indignities he has put upon the holy of holies, nor shall any vileness be too vile to inflict upon his princess.
Another day" will do for brick and mortar, but not for the Holy of Holies into which Howards End had been transfigured.
It seemed to him that he had intruded upon the holy of holies, and slowly and carefully he moved his head aside from the contact which thrilled him like an electric shock and of which she had not been aware.
The Ark of the Covenant was kept in a special chamber within the Temple called the Holy of Holies (Kodesh Kodashim).
As an architect I was particularly drawn to the Holy of Holies, a place to reconnect with one's heart.
The Ark and kapporet were the only objects in the Holy of Holies, and the high priest would enter this inner sanctum only one day a year, on Yom Kippur.
Only Jesus Christ through his incarnation, suffering, death and resurrection has made it possible for us to enter into the holy of holies and have direct, one to one fellowship with God.
They were originally known as the Featherstone Tales, told by supporters of the Rovers rugby league team on their pilgrimage to the holy of holies at Post Office Road.
God resident in the Holy of Holies in the first temple became God absent in the second.
LAST week in the Holy of Holies, the House of Commons, Steve Rotheram had his bag pinched from the terrace, despite all the security.
In that account, it was the sheikh who guided the rabbi along the paths of mystical experience, by way of the garden and the pool, until their joint entry into the Holy of Holies to encounter the Divine Reality reflected in the holy name YHVH.
16), The high priest was designated to enter the Holy of Holies in the Jerusalem temple and atone for the transgressions of the people on the Day of Atonement (Yore Kippur).
And now Michael Goldwasser's collective tackle the holy of holies - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
They are in the form of concentric areas of holiness, starting with the least important in the outer circle and culminating in the Holy of Holies, the place of God's presence (Maier 1985:5).