Elephant in the Room

What does it mean when people say that there is an elephant in the room? 

If there is an elephant in the room it means that an important, big, and obvious topic, which everyone knows about and can see, is not being discussed.

People are not discussing the topic because it makes them uncomfortable or it is controversial.

[Location of photographs: Tsavo East National Park, Kenya]

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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