Aug 30, 2019
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Elephant in the room – Idioms Meaning and Examples

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an obvious issue let unaddressed

ignoring the obvious or embarrassing situation or truth

Examples

When Jim reached the office, his clothes were dirty; everyone ignored it, but his boss asked, “Can you address the elephant in the room and explain your clothes?’

I did not clear the term; it was an elephant in the room in the family dinner.

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