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white elephant
Gone with the Wind
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white elephant -- as in: white elephant gift exchange
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Gone with the Wind
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  • And if Will Benteen can’t make a go of the cotton, I’m willing to chip in and help out on that white elephant in Clayton County that you love so much.

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  • The Overlook Hotel, a white elephant that has been run lucklessly by almost a dozen different groups and individuals since it first opened its doors in 1910, is now being operated as a security-jacketed "key club," ostensibly for unwinding businessmen.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining

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