Quaide: "Ever since Rachel and I split up, people around us act like there’s an elephant in the room. It is really causing a lot of tension."
Sally: "I’m sorry to hear that, but I know what you mean. Sometimes you wish that your ex-partner would just get a job somewhere else."
there’s an elephant in the room
Do you know what it means?
certain people are wearing a very unhappy expression
everybody is aware of the problem but is too embarrassed to talk about it
people are chattering loudly and ignoring their surroundings