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Help: 800 pound gorilla

Posted by S. Ryan on February 07, 2003

In Reply to: Help: 800 pound gorilla posted by David Rubin on February 07, 2003

: Anyone know the origin of this term? If one needs to succicently describe the term to a global community, what's an easy way to do that?

Q. Where does an eight hundred pound gorilla sleep?
A. Wherever it wishes!

The 800 pound gorilla is the biggest, toughest and meanest in the jungle and consequently can do whatever it wishes whenever it wishes.

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