elephant in the room


elephant in the room
elephant in the living room, serious problem or disputable issue which is obviously present but is avoided and ignored because it is easier to do so or is convenient for other party

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Elephant in the room — The elephant in the room (also elephant in the living room , elephant in the parlor , elephant in the corner , elephant on the dinner table , elephant in the kitchen , and horse in the corner ) is an English idiom for an obvious truth that is… …   Wikipedia

  • elephant in the room — An elephant in the room is a problem that everyone knows very well but no one talks about because it is taboo, embarrassing, etc …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • elephant in the room —    A problem that no one wants to discuss, but is so obvious that it cannot be ignored, is called an elephant in the room.     Let s face it, his work is unsatisfactory. It s an elephant in the room that we need to discuss …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • elephant in the room — noun A problem or difficult issue that is very obvious, but is ignored for the convenience or comfort of those involved. There is an elephant in the room that nearly every politician and green campaigner is ignoring. It’s called population growth …   Wiktionary

  • Elephant in the room —   An elephant in the room is a problem that everyone knows very well but no one talks about because it is taboo, embarrassing, etc …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • The Elephant in the Room — The Elephant in the Room …   Википедия

  • The Elephant in the Room — Album par Fat Joe Sortie 11 mars 2008 18 mars 2008 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Elephant in the room — Album par Fat Joe Sortie 11 mars 2008 18 mars 2008 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • (the) elephant in the room — the ˌelephant in the ˈroom idiom a problem or question that everyone knows about but does not mention because it is easier not to discuss it • The elephant in the room was the money that had to be paid in bribes. • There s a big elephant in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Elephant in the Room — For other uses, see The Elephant in the Room (disambiguation). The Elephant in the Room Studio album by Fat Joe …   Wikipedia


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