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It’s right under my eyes

This subtle, perfectly formed malaphor is a mash up of “right under my nose” and “right before my eyes”, both meaning something obvious and not hidden.  This congruent conflation might also seem obviously correct but on reflection it is indeed a malaphor.   It is another example of mixed up idioms involving body parts, particularly on the head for some reason.  Another big thanks to the Midwest Regional Senior Malaphor Hunter, Mike Kovacs.

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2 Comments on “It’s right under my eyes”

  1. Doobster418 says:

    I once heard someone say, “It’s right under my breath.” Similar mixed idioms involving head-parts.

  2. davemalaphor says:

    yes, that’s a good one. Head and body parts seem to get mixed up frequently.


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