Meaning of “stare sb in the face” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"stare sb in the face" in British English

See all translations

stare sb in the face


If something stares someone in the face, it is very easy to see or obvious:

The answer has been staring us in the face all along!

to be certain or almost certain to happen:

A rise in interest rates is staring us in the face.

(Definition of “stare sb in the face” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)