under someone's nose

(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

under someone's nose

(of an action) committed openly and boldly, but without someone noticing or noticing in time to prevent it. informal
See also: nose
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What I did on my audition was what we call close-ups, some people call it street magic - you are basically performing right under someone's nose, and that's what I started with.
If anyone attempts to sell them a tortoise they should get in contact with police - it is a sad state of affairs when animals can be stolen from under someone's nose.
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