hide (someone or something) in plain view

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hidden in plain view

Concealed or unseen despite being in full, unrestricted view. Oh, I hide my candy in plain view—I just put it in that old, empty coffee can on the counter!
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hide (someone or something) in plain view

To conceal someone or something so that they or it go unnoticed despite being in full, unrestricted view. Oh, I hide my candy in plain view—I just put it in that old, empty coffee can on the counter! I wouldn't be surprised if they're hiding the kidnapped girl in plain view. They probably ducked into a crowded store and are blending in with their surroundings.
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hide in plain view

1. To remain unseen despite being in full, unrestricted view. You know, I bet those crooks are hiding in plain view. They probably ducked into a crowded store and are blending in with the other customers.
2. To remain unchanged without protest or complaint despite being plainly or obviously apparent. The inequality of living conditions faced by people of different backgrounds in this city has been hiding in plain view for decades.
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