I've been hearing the statement Elephant in the Room a fair bit.
I must admit, it makes me giggle every time I hear it.
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Q: How do you know when there was an elephant in the fridge?
A: Footprints in the butter.
Q: How do you know when there is an elephant in the fridge?
A: No room for the milk.
Sorry. My daughter likes elephant jokes ;)
I think it's those elephant jokes that make me giggle
Q: How can you tell that an elephant is in the bathtub with you?
A: By the smell of peanuts on its breath.
Q: What time is it when an elephant sits on a fence
A: Time to get a new fence
The other one is "The 800lb gorilla in the room." What bothers me is that the weight tends to vary; at some point someone needs to find out what the proper weight range for a gorilla is and bloody stick to it.
Dan - i hadnt heard it used in that context
normally the 800lb gorilla is a dominant player in an industry or activity