A herd of wild Asian elephants makes its way in Yuxi's Eshan Yi autonomous county, Yunnan province, on May 28, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]
see the elephant
see the elephant也可说成get a look/ sight at the elephant，意思是“开眼界”、“长见识”。
为什么看到了大象就等于“看到了世界”，就是“见过世面了”？因为在see the elephant这句俚语诞生的年代，只有在非洲和亚洲才能看到大象。对当时的人来说，能看见大象就相当于是见过世面、开了眼界了。就这样，see the elephant就成了“见见世面”的意思了。
The boy came and saw the elephant in the city.
to become very angry
see red源于斗牛，公牛看到红色就会发怒。因此，see red意思是“怒不可遏、火冒三丈”。
When Jim realized that he had been duped, he started to see red.
see the back of sb/ sth
if you are pleased to see the back of someone or something, you are pleased that you no longer have to be involved with him, her, or it
The hotel staff were glad to see the back of such a difficult guest.
if you see stars, you are partly unconscious because you have been hit on the head.
I bumped my head on the door, and saw stars for some five minutes afterwards.