800-pound gorilla

Main Entry:  800-pound gorilla2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a difficult situation that is menacing or obvious but not discussed or addressed
Example:  There are a few 800-pound gorillas facing the next President.
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Main Entry:  800-pound gorilla1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  someone or something that is overbearing or uncontrollable due to power or size
Example:  People refer to Microsoft at times as an 800-pound gorilla.
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