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    The situation is this:

    I look for my glasses and I search everywhere: bedroom, garage, living, kitchen, every draw possible. It 's no where to be found. In the end I realize them were on my head the whole time.

    Is there an adjective or expression to describe when someone look for everywhere for something but in the end it was on me the whole time.

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    Re: search

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    The situation is this:

    I was looking for my glasses and I searched everywhere: the bedroom, garage, living, kitchen, every drawer possible. They were nowhere to be found. In the end, I realized they were on my head the whole time.

    Is there an adjective or expression to describe when someone looks everywhere for something but in the end it was on me the whole time.
    I've done that :) (Once, when we were visitng friends, I asked where my husband had gone with the baby, and she was asleep in my own arms. That's even worse than not realizing you had your glasses on your head. I wasn't getting much sleep then.)

    You could say it was a wild goose chase, but that's not quite right. I don't know if there's an exact expression for such a thing. (

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