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white elephant


Noun Phrase
white el=e=phant


white elephant,  
     Something requiring much care and expense to maintain and yielding little profit, and often difficult to sell; any burdensome possession.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


white elephant

Christmas present, award, birthday present, box, burden, burthen, cadeau, cargo, charge, cross, cumbrance, deadweight, difficulty, disadvantage, embarrassment, encumbrance, fairing, freight, gift, hamper, handicap, handsel, impediment, impedimenta, imposition, inconvenience, load, lumber, oblation, offering, onus, pack, peace offering, penalty, present, presentation, tribute, trouble, weight


white elephant


N bane, curse, evil, hurtfulness, painfulness, scourge, damnosa hereditas, white elephant, sting, fang, thorn, tang, bramble, brier, nettle, poison, toxin, teratogen, leaven, virus venom, arsenic, antimony, tartar emetic, strychnine, nicotine, miasma, miasm, mephitis, malaria, azote, sewer gas, pest, Albany hemp, arsenious oxide, arsenious acid, bichloride of mercury, carbonic acid, carbonic gas, choke damp, corrosive sublimate, fire damp, hydrocyanic acid, cyanide, Prussic acid, hydrogen cyanide, marsh gas, nux vomica, ratsbane, hemlock, hellebore, nightshade, belladonna, henbane, aconite, banewort, bhang, ganja, hashish, Upas tree, Toxline (online), rust, worm, helminth, moth, moth and rust, fungus, mildew, dry rot, canker, cankerworm, cancer, torpedo, viper, demon, toxicology, baneful, poisonous, phr, bibere venenum in auro, Contingent Subservience.

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