The Girl or Guy that you really like but never seem to be able to go out with or stay together with. "The one that got away".
the term derives from the novel "Moby Dick". in the novel Captain Ahab refers to Moby Dick (Who is a white whale) as "The one that got away".
The nice thing about a white whale is that it gives you hope that someday you will be reunited. and ride off happily together into the sunset!
Man, I really miss my friend Taylor, too bad we could never get together, I guess she is just my white whale
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