(informal) any desired ambition or goal: the Holy Grail of infrared astronomy
noun 1. any of several fragrant grasses of the genus Hierochloë, especially H. odorata, the vanilla grass.
[hol-ee-hed] /ˈhɒl iˌhɛd/ noun 1. a seaport on Holy Island in NW Wales. /ˈhɒlɪˌhɛd/ noun 1. a town in NW Wales, in Anglesey, the chief town of Holy Island: a port on the N coast. Pop: 11 237 (2001)
noun 1. former name of (def 2).
- Holy hell
noun phrase Vehement rebuke; severe punishment; hell, merry hell: I caught holy hell when the thing broke (1940s+) Related Terms catch hell, give someone hell