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n. A very large issue that everyone is acutely aware of, but nobody wants to talk about. Perhaps a sore spot, perhaps politically incorrect, or perhaps a political hot potato, it's something that no one wants to touch with a ten foot pole. Sometimes pink elephant in the room.
The degeneration of parental responsibility in this country is the elephant in the room, but no one in Washington wants to address it.
by fizzle April 15, 2004
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A large two ton grey coloured mammal that has entered into a traditionally human only habitat
Pete did you leave the patio doors open again ?
No why?
Well because there's an elephant in the room again!
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The space in the middle of a dancing group.
On a dance floor, a group of friends will generally form into a circle. Bolder dancers might dive into this space when the DJ puts on a good tune, but generally it's left awkwardly absent and unacknowledged.
"Why are those people dancing around an empty space?"
"Because there's an elephant in the room."
by BasedFawkes August 02, 2016
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