white elephant


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white elephant

a rare albino or pale grey variety of the Indian elephant, regarded as sacred in parts of S Asia
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The tragedy of the White Elephant can be found in the struggle by women for equal pay against the conservatism of men.
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It's a herd of white elephants, very very expensive elephants.
That white elephant, it seems, is now running wild along Whitechapel.
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This," the paper proclaimed, "is the first and only genuine white elephant ever imported.
A white elephant can refer to an object of great value whose costs of upkeep are prohibitive, or whose utility is so suspect as to render its possession a burden.
A white elephant is a burdensome or unwanted possession, but Mr Mahmood has yet to describe why he thinks this is so.
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But unless future funding is forthcoming in the long term, the work we are carrying out over the next five months will be a white elephant.
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This 1925 cement warehouse with large windows was Baltimore's most visible white elephant among the clover leafs and overpasses for two decades.