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Very obvious:‘I knew what he was up to—it was as plain as the nose on his face’
- ‘The state of your health is literally as plain as the nose on your face, according to such ancient healing systems as Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine.’
- ‘She was lying and both of them knew it as plain as the nose on her face.’
- ‘The linkage between political and paramilitary unionism is as plain as the nose on your face, but not enough, it seems, to inspire an Irish Times editorial entitled ‘DUP / Ulster Resistance’.’
- ‘Anyway it was as plain as the nose on your face that for him to have a chance they needed to take Steve and probably Jarrod into the final, but he has this curious article of faith that you don't need ruckmen.’
- ‘I recognized that deeply buried and at times right there as plain as the nose on my face - were plot elements of Bram Stoker's story that I had been unaware of.’
- ‘What's the point of saying something that is as plain as the nose on your face?’
- ‘After eliminating the impossibilities, the master of deduction explained, he had been left with one simple irrevocable conclusion, as plain as the nose on one's face.’
- ‘The humanitarian answer is as plain as the nose on your face.’
- ‘After the verdict was handed down, the press were talking to the jurors, interviewing the jury, and the one juror said Michael's innocence was as plain as the nose on his face.’
- ‘He explained why he chose him: ‘That was a decision I felt had to be made as plain as the nose on my face - and that's fairly apparent.’’
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