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{code: 'ad_contentslot_1', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 100], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_rightslot_flex' }}, var dfpSlots = {}; { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195455', size: [300, 250] }}, The first reference to the phrase that I have found is in The Charleston Gazette, July 1952: bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776336', position: 'btf' }}, const customGranularity = { enableSendAllBids: false, {code: 'ad_btmslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_btmslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/btmslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195453', size: [300, 50] }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446385' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446381' }}, An elephant in the living room is used figuratively to represent the issue being avoided. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '555366', size: [300, 50] }}, There are many meanings and interpretatio { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654150' }}, Rebecca Clancy. dfpSlots['rightslot'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/rightslot', [[300, 250]], 'ad_rightslot').defineSizeMapping(mapping_rightslot).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'mid').setTargeting('hp', 'right').addService(googletag.pubads()); { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, There are a number of reasons why people may … iasLog("criterion : cdo_c = " + ["sports_sporting_goods"]); { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387232' }}, 03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011 All prejudices are unpleasantly alike on some level, but the prejudice that India and Indians face on a global scale has proven to be exceptionally resistant to change. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, The term refers to a question, problem, solution, or controversial issue which is obvious to everyone who knows about the situation, but which is deliberately ignored because to do otherwise would cause great embarrassment, sadness, or arguments, or is simply taboo. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971065', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387232' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346698' }}, googletag.pubads().setCategoryExclusion('mcp').setCategoryExclusion('resp').setCategoryExclusion('wprod'); { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot2' }}]}]; { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_topslot_mobile_flex' }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_stickyslot_mobile_flex' }}, The ex­pres­sion “ele­phant in the room”, some­times also “ele­phant in the liv­ing room”, means “a big issue every­one is aware of, but which is being ig­nored, be­cause … [7], This idiomatic expression may have been in general use much earlier than 1959. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195455', size: [300, 250] }}, { { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_stickyslot_mobile_flex' }}, timeout: 8000, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776130', position: 'btf' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446383' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [160, 600] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [320, 50] }}, 'max': 8, Learn the meaning here and when you can use this interesting idiom. { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_topslot_728x90' }}, var mapping_leftslot = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([1063, 0], [[120, 600], [160, 600], [300, 600]]).addSize([963, 0], [[120, 600], [160, 600]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195453', size: [320, 50] }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_stickyslot' }}, window.__tcfapi('removeEventListener', 2, function(success){ I've checked the meaning of the sentence and I believe that there isn't an equivalent expression. {code: 'ad_btmslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_btmslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/btmslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, "[citation needed], The expression has also been used as a metaphorical idiom in Spanish. 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Remember our post about there being “no room to swing a cat“? { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195453', size: [300, 50] }}, 1. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971079', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, expires: 365 name: "idl_env", { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195451', size: [320, 50] }}, ", A slightly different version of the phrase was used before this, with George Berkeley talking of whether or not there is "an invisible elephant in the room" in his debates with scientists. Meaning: If there is an elephant in the room, it means that an obvious problem is being ignored. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971068', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, [13], The idiom is commonly used in addiction recovery terminology to describe the reluctance of friends and family of an addicted person to discuss the person's problem, thus aiding the person's denial. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, The Elephant in the Living Room (or "in the Corner" or "on the Sofa") is a large topic or problem which, though obvious to everyone, is deliberately or conspicuously not discussed. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346688' }}, {code: 'ad_rightslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_rightslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/rightslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, The meaning you find in life will correlate to that. Try these curated collections. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot1' }}]}, The result is that an elephant, when present, is noticed.". 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