(right) under somebody's nose
The drugs were smuggled in right under the
noses of the security guards.
The key was right under my nose all the
The answer was right under our noses the
as plain as
the nose on your face
: very clear or obvious
The solution is as plain as the nose on
nose up (at something)
: to refuse to accept something because you do
not think it is good enough for you
I offered the cat some food, but it turned
up its nose and walked away.
My children turn their noses up at home
They turned up their noses at our offer.
He turned up his nose at a job washing
nose in the air
: behaving as if you are more important than other
people and not talking to them
She just walked past with her nose in the
She walks around with her nose in the air
like she's some big shot.
: to show very clearly that you do not like or care about
She thumbed her nose at my suggestions.
She thumbed her nose at the rules.
a chance to thumb his nose at the college
your nose at
: to think of or treat (someone or something) as
unimportant or not worthy of respect
She looked down her nose at her neighbors.
writers who look down their noses at
nose into something
: to become involved in something that does not
concern you, in a way that annoys people
She always has to stick her nose into
matters that do not concern her.
He's always been poking his nose into other
keep your nose out (of something)
to avoid becoming involved in something that does not concern you
your nose into something''
I wish he'd keep his nose out of my
It's not your problem, so keep his nose out
no skin off
: say this when you do not care what someone else does because
it does not affect you in any way
Go if you like - it's no skin off my nose.
If my sister wants to throw her money away,
then fine. It's no skin off my nose.
If she doesn't want me to help, it's no
skin off my nose.