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Definition of the noun 800-Pound Gorilla
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- [idiomatic] An entity that dominates its environment.
- synonym: elephant in the room
- [idiomatic] Something dangerous, menacing, or spooky that is obvious but not addressed.
800-pound Gorilla a.k.a. 800 pound gorilla: "800-pound gorilla" is an American English expression for a person or organization so powerful that it can act without regard to the rights of others or the law.
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by Helen Rothberg, G. Scott Erickson
SPF 15: 800-Pound Gorilla The 800-pound Gorilla is a scenario where knowledge management risk is high and competitive intelligence risk is low to moderate. Knowledge is important to success in the industry, but its potential applications ...
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