Figures Of Speech

Idioms – The elephant in the room

"Elephant in the room" is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going 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…


Definition: A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. Examples: deafening silence, living death, conspicuous absence. If you enjoyed this, read these posts: Semicolons and Colons Between you and me Hyphens & Dashes About The Details