white tail

white tail
   a completed but unsold new aircraft
   The manufacturer leaves it in a white finish until the buyer stipulates the livery. White tails are a treble disaster for the maker: his finance charges continue, his cash flow is interrupted, and the presence of unsold aircraft spoils the market.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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