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Looking for a phrase.

Posted by Tom on February 28, 2001

In Reply to: Looking for a phrase. posted by Btd on November 17, 2000

: What is the phrase for describing the act of ignoring or overlooking what's obvious before them?
: ex: A friend of mine smokes. At a gathering we all know when he sneaked out for a cigarette because he returns smelling of smoke --yet no one openly acknowledges it.

I have heard the phrase from an Australian "thats' as obvious as dogs balls" maybe this will help at the next tea party!!!