White Elephant

Meaning of Idiom ‘White Elephant’ A white elephant is an unwanted, useless, and troublesome possession or item that is too expensive or too much work to maintain and which is not worth the effort. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, … Read more

Elephant in the Room

Also: elephant in the corner white elephant in the room pink elephant in the room Meaning of Idiom ‘Elephant in the Room’ The elephant in the room is a topic that is sensitive, awkward, or embarrassing and that no one wants to talk about but which is difficult to ignore; a topic that everyone is … Read more