follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

elephant in the room

noun

a difficult situation that is very obvious but not discussed or addressed

Examples

The elephant in the room between couples is often money or what to do with aging parents.

Word Origin

1959

Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Word Value for elephant

13
15
Scrabble Words With Friends