hidden in plain sight

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hidden in plain sight (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Seemingly hidden, but actually not hidden and easy to find.
    • 2020 July 28, Nina Siegal, “A Clue to Van Gogh’s Final Days Is Found in His Last Painting”, in New York Times[1]:
      The postcard is “not a secret hidden document that nobody can find,” Mr. van der Veen said. “A lot of people have already seen it, and recognize the subject, the motif of tree roots. It was hidden in plain sight.”