(right) under someone's nose

Definition of (right) under someone's nose

  1. —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.

Word by Word Definitions

rightplay
  1. :  righteous, upright

    :  being in accordance with what is just, good, or proper

    :  conforming to facts or truth :  correct

  1. :  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

  1. :  according to right

    :  in the exact location, position, or moment :  precisely

    :  in a suitable, proper, or desired manner

  1. :  to do justice to :  redress the injuries of

    :  justify, vindicate

    :  avenge

underplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  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

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

noseplay
  1. :  the part of the face that bears the nostrils and covers the anterior part of the nasal cavity

    :  this part together with the nasal cavity

    :  the anterior part of the head at the top or end of the muzzle :  snout, proboscis

  1. :  to detect by or as if by smell :  scent

    :  to push or move with the nose

    :  to move (as a vehicle) ahead slowly or cautiously


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