You all know what an elephant is right? If not, I’ll tell you…
The word ‘elephant’ can be used as a slang term to describe a fat person (although I wouldn’t recommend using it!).
e.g. I’m not sitting next to Rosy on the bus! I’ll have no space, she’s an elephant.
Elephant idioms and sayings
Here’s a list of idioms with elephants.
- elephant in the room
meaning – a controversial issue that is obvious but ignored
example – When are we going to talk about the elephant in the room? Our growing debt.
- see pink elephants
meaning – hallucinations caused by drink or drugs
example – Those pills we took were crazy. I saw pink elephants for days afterwards.
- white elephant
meaning – a useless possession or investment
example – My caravan is a white elephant. The weather is always bad, so no one wants to rent it.
Elephant idioms and sayings with pictures
Click on the pictures below to learn some common idioms and expressions with elephants. Each idiom includes the meaning and a real-life picture example.