elephant in the room → βόμβα έτοιμη να εκραγεί, απειλή, πρόβλημα, θα γυρίσει μπούμερανγκ, εθελοτυφλώ, κάνω ότι δεν το βλέπω, στρουθοκαμηλισμός, κρύβομαι πίσω από το δάχτυλό μου, θέμα ταμπού, ταμπού

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elephant in the room → βόμβα έτοιμη να εκραγεί, θα γυρίσει μπούμερανγκ, εθελοτυφλώ, κάνω ότι δεν το βλέπω

"Elephant in the room" is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is being ignored or goes unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss.
It is based on the idea that an elephant in a room would be impossible to overlook; thus, people in the room who pretend the elephant is not there have chosen to avoid dealing with the looming big issue.
Elephant in the room - Wikipedia

An important and obvious topic, which everyone present is aware of, but which isn't discussed, as such discussion is considered to be uncomfortable.
'The elephant in the room' - the meaning and origin of this phrase
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