elephant in the room


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elephant in the room

A matter or problem that is obvious or of great importance but that is not discussed openly.
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It was thought Top Gear borrowed the model, since nicknamed Jeremy, to appear as a visual gag about the elephant in the room - the absence of Clarkson.
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Bryant, race may be the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about.
There's an elephant in the room - we need to talk about the elephant,'' Niemeyer said.