under one's nose

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under one's nose or under the nose of  {adv. phr.},  {informal}
In sight of; in an easily seen or noticeable place.
The thief walked out of the museum with the painting, right under the nose of the guards.
When Jim gave up trying to find a pen, he saw three right under his nose on the desk.
Categories: nose {adv. phr.} {informal}