Tyrion climbed to the castle library and tried to distract himself with Beldecar’s History of the Rhoynish Wars, but he could hardly see the elephants for imagining Shae’s smile. (Game of Thrones) Hi. I have looked up the idiom in the dictionary, but I still don't understand what it means in this context. Please help with my understanding. What does "see the elephants" mean here? Thank you.