Simple Definition of white elephant
: something that requires a lot of care and money and that gives little profit or enjoyment
Full Definition of white elephant
1 : an Indian elephant of a pale color that is sometimes venerated in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Myanmar
2 a : a property requiring much care and expense and yielding little profit b : an object no longer of value to its owner but of value to others c : something of little or no value
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