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 White Elephant is to Nantucket as the Hassler is to Rome: old-school luxury from people who helped define the term.
The tragedy of the White Elephant can be found in the struggle by women for equal pay against the conservatism of men.
It's the ninth white elephant in captivity in the country.
It's a herd of white elephants, very very expensive elephants.
The white elephant would be a great stadium and no team.
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For their part, Labour, in 2009, said of the showpiece tourist information centre: "We were always concerned we would be left with an expensive white elephant.
Jig views the hills as white elephants, as entities so large and powerful that they require attention and disallow negotiation, much like the baby within her womb--a connection that Stanley Kozikowski makes: "Hills are like white elephants for Jig because they carry ambivalent evocations of the child within her like a white elephant, an unwanted gift, a seemingly remote but immense problem" (107).
Director Matthew Sinclair said: "Politicians should focus on making commuter journeys more convenient and affordable, not a flashy new train set that will be a huge white elephant.
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The white elephant contains a variety of playscripts based on well known Asian folk tales.