disappear into thin air

disappear into thin air

To vanish. I would give you my stapler, but it seems to have disappeared into thin air.
See also: air, disappear, thin
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Men do not disappear into thin air," he growled, "and if E-Med be not found soon O-Tar himself may take a hand in this.
But speaking exclusively to the Irish Mirror from her home in Lanzarote, Dolores, 46, said: "No one can disappear into thin air.
At the same time, during several public meetings, shareholders and bondholders who were duped into buying BOCY securities by the previous management but saw their savings disappear into thin air, have expressed their frustration, often with violence, storming the bank's headquarters on two previous occasions, demanding some form of restitution.
Many modern-day illusionists are happy to make a rabbit jump out of a hat or a bird disappear into thin air.
There's an army of six-hitters who love making the ball disappear into thin air.
Liu was presiding over one of the greatest thefts in Chinese history, which saw billions of pounds disappear into thin air.
A PAIR of Post Officef clerks r who made PS34,000 of customers' deposits disappear into thin air avoided being sent to jail.
With a little training from a friendly wizard (more of that in Tuesday's Culture mag, free with The Journal) and a lot of practice, Fred T can now make balls disappear into thin air.
For these people, the final step before a formal job offer is a time of intense stress, as they know that a simple query to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation will lead to a revelation that could make that job offer disappear into thin air.
While first impressions and superficial effects disappear into thin air, resolute and insistent behavior on the part of the visitor who sets aside time to really try and see things more deeply is rewarded.
I know a lot of people, Bahrainis and expats, who refer to the "camel and dhow" service, and joke about the propensity for mail to just disappear into thin air, never to be seen by the intended recipient.
She said: "How someone can be here one minute, then just disappear into thin air is beyond me.
Whether subversive, reverent, or some combination of the two, Xu's gesture could best be understood substitutionally, as the rewriting of human activity with the path of a burning cigarette, thereby replacing the anthropo-centric activity in the painting with motion embedded in a specific material--a discrete object that embodies the destructive transformation peculiar to a plant whose ultimate fate is to disappear into thin air.
They are doing it because they know that they will disappear into thin air and get away with it.
ANDY MURRAY struggled for oxygen against Paul-Henri Mathieu but still made the rival disappear into thin air at the China Open yesterday.