hide (someone or something) in plain sight

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hidden in plain sight

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

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 sight—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 sight. They probably ducked into a crowded store and are blending in with their surroundings.
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hide in plain sight

1. To remain unseen despite being in full, unrestricted view. You know, I bet those crooks are hiding in plain sight. 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 sight for decades.
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