Idiom:  stare someone in the face


Idiom:  stare someone in the face

  • to be obvious and clear

Example sentences

  • You wouldn't believe the truth if it was staring you in the face.
  • The answer is staring you in the face!  It's your kids who are stealing money from your purse. 
  • The solution to the problem has been staring us in the face all along but we didn't consider it because it was too easy.
  • When I went to see Cirque du Soleil, my dream job was suddenly staring me in the face.
  • I've heard durian is the smelliest fruit in the world but wouldn't know what it looks like if it was staring me in the face.
  • When my daughter's teacher showed me the forged note she'd received, her brother's handwriting was staring me right in the face.
  • The facts are staring us in the face: either we layoff 25% of our workers or the company will go out of business in two months.


  • stand out
  • jump out at
  • leap out at

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