Meaning of “an elephant in the room” in the English Dictionary

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"an elephant in the room" in British English

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an elephant in the room


If you say there is an elephant in the room, you mean that there is an obvious problem or difficult situation that people do not want to talk about.

(Definition of “an elephant in the room” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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