800-pound gorilla → βόμβα έτοιμη να εκραγεί, κυρίαρχος, απειλή, πρόβλημα


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800-pound gorilla → κυρίαρχος, απειλή

(idiomatic) An entity that dominates its environment.
(idiomatic) Something dangerous, menacing, or spooky that is obvious but not addressed.
Usage notes[edit]
The weight in the metaphor can be varied quantitatively.
Occasionally other nouns are substituted, most commonly elephant from another idiom, but also more context-specific nouns, such as rutabaga in an article on gardening.
Occasionally adjectives are inserted to modify gorilla to bring the metaphor closer to the context.
« Last Edit: 31 Dec, 2016, 14:01:58 by spiros »


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