(right) under someone's nose

idiom

used to describe something that someone fails to see or notice even though he or she should
I don't know why you couldn't find it—it's right here under your nose.They were embezzling funds right under his nose.The answer was right under our noses the whole time.

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“(right) under someone's nose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28right%29%20under%20someone%27s%20nose. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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