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Why is it called a white elephant?


The term white elephant refers to an extravagant, but impractical, gift that cannot be easily disposed of. The phrase is said to come from the King of Siam giving rare albino elephants to courtiers who had displeased him, so that they might be ruined by the animals' upkeep costs.

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