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A white elephant!

An idiom or a proverb is an expression that usually differs from its literal meaning. They are used in everyday English, both speaking and writing. Learning to use idioms and proverbs not only enables you to use a language just like native speakers, but also let you realize things behind the phrases. What’s more, it’s interesting as well.

熟語及諺語指的是一種約定俗成的表達形式,常用於日常生活。 學習熟語及諺語能使你表達得更為自然,而且更理解語言背後所蘊含的文化內涵。更重要的是,它很有趣。

今天要和大家分享的是--A white elephant!

在許多亞洲文化當中,身軀龐大的象往往被賦與祥瑞的地位及象徵,其中,罕有的白象更是不凡的神物。

在古時候的暹羅(今泰國),國王若對朝臣或權貴心生不滿,會賜與他們在當地人作為神明崇拜的白象作為一種懲處。因為豢養象隻所費不貲,而國王