under someone's nose

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

1. 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 someone 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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