The problem, from their point of view, was the hospital building itself, a white elephant.
Leave you high and dry with this big white elephant of a house on your hands.
"It's like having this big white elephant in the middle of the living room, and everyone is walking around it."
You know what a white elephant of an island it is.
When the white elephant died, he spent many years looking for another one.
We've both agreed that this house is a bit of a white elephant.
Anything short of that will probably leave us with another white elephant.
But it may yet prove to be something of a white elephant.
Who says it's a white elephant - is it not a school?
As the company's white elephants of recent years, they were not included in the commercial.