pink elephants

plural noun

Definition of pink elephants 

: hallucinations arising especially from heavy drinking or use of narcotics began to see pink elephants

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The Trailer for Tim Burton's Live-Action Dumbo Is Only a Little Scary Disney There's just one pink elephant. Joshua Rivera, GQ, "The Trailer for Tim Burton's Live-Action Dumbo Is Only a Little Scary," 13 June 2018 For starts, Beard -- a New Orleans artist and author best known for his frenetic deceptions of wildlife -- lives in a pink elephant surrounded by a menagerie. Susan Langenhennig, NOLA.com, "Bohemian rhapsody: Artist Alex Beard fills a Garden District manse with art, heirlooms and curiosities," 11 Oct. 2017 Beard calls it the pink elephant, given its rosy paint job and grand Garden District size (more than 5,000 square feet). Susan Langenhennig, NOLA.com, "Bohemian rhapsody: Artist Alex Beard fills a Garden District manse with art, heirlooms and curiosities," 11 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of pink elephants

1940, in the meaning defined above

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