What is an elephant?

You all know what an elephant is right? If not, I’ll tell you…


An elephant is the largest mammal on the planet. They are native to Africa and Asia and eat plants. Elephants have big ears and a long trunk.

The word ‘elephant’ can be used as a slang term to describe a fat person.

e.g. I’m not sitting next to Rosy on the bus! I’ll have no space, she’s an elephant.

idioms and expressions about elephants

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.​

animal idioms - elephant expressions and sayings
elephant idioms and sayings - elephant in the room
elephant idioms and sayings - see pink elephants
elephant idioms and sayings - white elephant