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Is there a word for phrase for when you look for something over and over in the same places unsuccessfully then find it there when you look again?

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    I have it written down here somewhere ... Let me look ... – Hot Licks Jan 27 '16 at 2:01
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    The word changes based on how old you are. – Jim Jan 27 '16 at 2:49
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    "It's been staring me in the face all this time." – Hugh Jan 27 '16 at 3:18
  • Could you provide an example sentence explaining how you wish to use it, please? – BiscuitBoy Jan 27 '16 at 7:49
  • It's called a "man look" or "boy look" when a man or boy is looking for ages and when a woman or girl find it immediately. – Neil Robertson Jan 27 '16 at 11:52
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be (right) under your nose

"I ​spent all ​morning ​looking for the ​book, and it was ​right under my nose the ​whole ​time."

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