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800-pound gorilla

Definitions

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  • n. An entity that dominates its environment.
  • n. Something dangerous, menacing, or spooky that is obvious but not addressed.

Etymologies

a. 1971, from a riddle: "Where does an 800-pound gorilla sleep?" / "Anywhere it wants." (Wiktionary)

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