The Elephant in the Room

‘The Elephant in the Room’ is an English metaphorical idiom.

Meaning: An important and obvious topic, which everyone present is aware of, but which isn’t discussed, as the discussion of this topic is considered to be uncomfortable or likely to cause embarrassment.

elephant in the room

The Elephant in the Room as seen at one of Banksy’s exhibitions. Here a real live elephant was used painted with children’s face paint.

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