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white elephant

Translation of white elephant in Spanish:


  • (building, project)
    (object) objeto (masculine) superfluo
    (before noun) white elephant stall
    (puesto de venta de artículos de segunda mano con fines benéficos)
    Example sentences
    • The wave of ‘urban renewal’ in the 1950s and '60s gave us the devastated inner cities of today, and many projects become expensive, taxpayer-funded white elephants.
    • Opponents say they will be hugely expensive white elephants which could cost taxpayers a fortune.
    • Last month, Bradford Chamber of Commerce and Industry branded the idea of a Yorkshire assembly as an expensive white elephant.
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