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The meaning of "hidden in plain sight"

" Hidden in plain sight "
Something that defies apprehension by being too obvious.
After robbing the jewellers the thief just stood in the crowd and watched the police search all the local alleys. I guess hiding in plain sight worked for him.
Where did it originate?:
USA, 19th century.
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