under one's nose, (right)

(right) under (one's) (very) nose

1. In a place easy to see or find. I've been looking all over for that invitation, and it was right under my nose the whole time!
2. When one is physically present. I can't believe that one of my employees was falsifying records right under my nose.
See also: nose
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under one's nose, (right)

In plain sight. This expression, nearly always used as a reminder that something one cannot find or see is actually right there, dates from 1600 or even earlier. John Norden used it in The Surveyor’s Dialogue (1607): “You are but a meane observer of the course of things passing dayly under your nose.”
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