2007年12月16日 星期日

white elephant

white elephant noun DISAPPROVING
something that has cost a lot of money but has no useful purpose

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Question for the day:

Would Airbus be better off if it just dropped the A-380 program, or if it kept trying to build what is likely to be an overpriced white elephant?



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Spitzer, in Reversal, Is Expected to Approve Freedom Tower, Officials Say
By CHARLES V. BAGLI
With the downtown real estate market improving rapidly, Gov. Eliot Spitzer is expected to abandon his criticism of the Freedom Tower as a looming white elephant.

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