white elephant

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Englisch - Türkisch
Artık sahibinin işine yaramayan bir şey; vaktiyle işe yarayan fakat şimdi dert olan bir şey
değerli ama işe yaramayan mülk
gereksiz eşya
masraflı hediye
büyük boy kâğıt
gereksiz şeyler
kimseye yar olmayan şey
beyaz fil
a white elephant
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Englisch - Englisch
An albino elephant
An ornament etc that is unwanted or is a financial burden; an unprofitable investment
A possession that is useless or troublesome, especially one that is expensive to maintain or difficult to dispose of. Origin: from the story that the kings of Siam gave such animals as a gift to courtiers they disliked, in order to ruin the recipient by the great expense incurred in maintaining the animal
expensive investment that turns out to be useless and cannot be gotten rid of; object which is not needed, unnecessary item; species of elephant that is abnormally light
albinic Indian elephant; rare and sometimes venerated in east Asia a valuable possession whose upkeep is excessively expensive
Something that is so costly to operate that the potential for profit is quite low
Something requiring much care and expense and yielding little profit; any burdensome possession
albinic Indian elephant; rare and sometimes venerated in east Asia
disapproval If you describe something as a white elephant, you mean that it is a waste of money because it is completely useless. The pavilion has become a £14 million steel and glass white elephant. something that is completely useless, although it may have cost a lot of money (From the supposed practice of the King of Siam, who gave to people he did not like a white elephant, which cost a very large amount of money to keep)
unwanted object, especially something that was expensive to acquire
a valuable possession whose upkeep is excessively expensive
white elephants
plural form of white elephant
white elephant


    White el·e·phant

    Türkische aussprache

    hwayt elıfınt


    /ˈhwīt ˈeləfənt/ /ˈhwaɪt ˈɛləfənt/


    () In Siam elephants were working animals. However, white (albino) elephants were considered sacred and therefore were not to be put to work. The owner was then left to feed the elephant but could get no work from it. It is said that the King of Siam used to make a present of a white elephant to courtiers he wanted to ruin.

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