Definition of (right) under someone's nose
- 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.
: righteous, upright
: being in accordance with what is just, good, or proper
: conforming to facts or truth : correct
: qualities (such as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval
: something to which one has a just claim: such as
: the power or privilege to which one is justly entitled
: according to right
: in the exact location, position, or moment : precisely
: in a suitable, proper, or desired manner
: to do justice to : redress the injuries of
: justify, vindicate
: in or into a position below or beneath something
: below or short of some quantity, level, or limit
: in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness
: below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by
: subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of
: receiving or undergoing the action or effect of
: lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side
: facing or protruding downward
: lower in rank or authority : subordinate
: some person : somebody
: the part of the face that bears the nostrils and covers the anterior part of the nasal cavity
: the anterior part of the head at the top or end of the muzzle : snout, proboscis
: the sense of smell : olfaction
: to detect by or as if by smell : scent
: to push or move with the nose
: to move (something, such as a vehicle) ahead slowly or cautiously
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