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请问Elephant in the Room 是什么意思啊? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2005-6-12 16:17:22 |Display all floors
In Overhaul of Social Security, Age Is the Elephant in the Room ,这是纽约时报的新闻标题,请问是什么意思,另外,也想请各位推荐几个网上词典,要求是关于英语俗语,谚语,成语等等!

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Post time 2005-6-12 18:58:34 |Display all floors

maybe 最窘迫,最尴尬,最棘手的事。

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Post time 2005-6-12 19:34:58 |Display all floors

the Elephant in the Room

Age Is the Elephant in the Room
age:老化
the Elephant in the Room 大家都知道的事情,但是没有人会说出来,(众所周知的事儿)
it's a slanguage.

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Post time 2005-6-12 19:58:17 |Display all floors

a little different

chinglish: aging is the elephant in the refrigerator.

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Post time 2005-6-13 09:19:10 |Display all floors

秃头上的虱子,明摆着!

well , this is a chinese slang~~

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Post time 2005-6-13 10:28:54 |Display all floors

headlines

If you read the article it's not hard to understand the meaning of this headline: it's about many potential issues if raising the retirment age to solve the current social security headache when americans live longer (the gonverment has to pay more).

Therefore lyamanda is right. An elephant in the room = What you do now? Cannot push it out of window or door. It's obviously not "obvious".

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Post time 2005-6-13 10:38:13 |Display all floors

double meaning

On second thought, age is, obviously, the problem.

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