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the elephant in the room

"the elephant in the room"

What does "the elephant in the room" mean?

It means there's a big issue everyone is avoiding or ignoring on purpose, usually because it's uncomfortable or awkward to talk about.

In Korean, it means "다루기 껄끄러운 주제"

Here's a refined example sentence:

"At dinner, the bad smell was the elephant in the room, but no one mentioned."

From. Miriae Moon

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