blend into the woodwork

blend into the woodwork

To attempt to make oneself inconspicuous. Because I'm on probation at work, I'm just trying to blend into the woodwork for now.
See also: blend, woodwork

blend/fade into the ˈwoodwork

behave in a way that does not attract any attention; disappear or hide: I decided the best thing to do would be to try and fade into the woodwork and hope that no one noticed me.
See also: blend, fade, woodwork
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It would be easy for me to blend into the woodwork, show up, do my job, and call it a day I am so glad that I have not chosen that path.
As a result, these tiny coffins blend into the woodwork.
It was interesting to see him kind of blend into the woodwork, which he did very well," the Daily Express quoted director Paul Weitz as telling WENN.
There are times, from an underwriting perspective, when a company might want to blend into the woodwork.
But alas, it seems that Nell Armstrong was content to splash down and blend into the woodwork.
If Paris no se acaba nunca is more autobiographical, Doctor Pasavento is about the same persistence that affected one of his previous characters, Bartleby, and his desire to blend into the woodwork.
And if it were possible for a 5-foot-9-inch, 175-pound policewoman with blond bangs and a rich baritone to blend into the woodwork, the lieutenant would.