Posted by Bob on February 23, 2004
In Reply to: Purple elephant. posted by Miri Barak on February 23, 2004
: "She is like the *purple elephant".
: Does anyone knows why it is considered as a compliment?
: then he says she has a wonderful personality.
: Thanks a lot
Hard to say without more context, but there is a common remark about "the elephant in the room," something it is impossible to ignore. A purple elephant, in this context might mean someone so larger-than-life, so unusual, that one cannot possibly ignore it. Or her.