under one's nose
phrasal extremely near to one <
the answer was right under our noses
>
; also brazenly in or as if in one's presence <
embezzling funds right under his nose
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • under\ one's\ nose — • under one s nose • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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 …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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 …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under one's nose — adverb a) directly in front of one; clearly visible I searched for my glasses for twenty minutes, and finally found them right under my nose. b) obvious or apparent If we had paid more attention, we would have found that answer was under our… …   Wiktionary

  • under one's nose — in sight of, in an easily seen or noticeable place He found his driver s license right under his nose where he had left it …   Idioms and examples

  • under one's nose — directly in front of someone, not hard to find …   English contemporary dictionary

  • under one`s nose — directly in front of someone, not hard to find …   English contemporary dictionary

  • right under one's nose — in an obvious, nearby place I found the calculator right under my nose after searching for it for an hour …   Idioms and examples

  • under one's — ( ● nose …   Useful english dictionary

  • thumb one's nose — phrasal 1. : to point at with extended fingers and the thumb at one s nose as a gesture of derision, scorn, or defiance 2. : to treat or regard with disdain thumb their noses at the collective wisdom of the ages C.I.Glicksberg * * * thumb one s… …   Useful english dictionary

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