be staring someone in the face

be staring someone in the face

If the facts about something are staring you in the face, they are very obvious, although you may not yet have realized this. Even when the evidence is staring them in the face they deliberately misread it. Sometimes you're trying to solve a complex problem, and you suddenly realise that the answer has been staring you in the face all along.
See also: face, stare

be staring someone in the face

(of a fact or object) be glaringly apparent or obvious.
See also: face, stare