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drop off the radar

To be ignored or forgotten in favor of something more important; to fall into obscurity or disappear from public view. When the economy crashed, many social welfare projects simply dropped off the radar. The band had a hugely popular single in the 1980s, but they dropped off the radar soon afterward.
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Instead, though, he dropped off the radar altogether having been in tears on being released in 2009 after getting as far as the substitutes' bench for the first team.
He was placed under judicial supervision but dropped off the radar - prompting authorities to issue an international arrest warrant.
Palmer, a father of two, dropped off the radar in July after becoming the target of furious protests.
The one-time favourite for the United job had dropped off the radar lately but he retains a keen interest in the role if it is again available in the summer.
A serious case review has been launched into the apparent failures in monitoring the 70-year-old who simply dropped off the radar.
The Child Support Agency, debt collectors and anyone else with an interest in finding those who had dropped off the radar will also be cross–checking the electoral roll with their own lists of the missing.
Medical blunders dropped off the radar, and now again have popped up, with worrying familiarity.
I suspect, some of these core issues have actually dropped off the radar until it was discovered, they are circumscribed by treaty and somebody has to say something meaningful about them before the main summit.
The heroic exploits of George Saunders, and the Lancaster bomber crew of which he was a part, dropped off the radar after his death.
Blair may have dropped off the radar a little since quitting the international scene a year ago, however, he has been playing some of the best rugby of his career.
This discovery of the camp was linked to a radical cell Sudanese authorities were monitoring in Khartoum few weeks prior to that but abruptly dropped off the radar and its members were never found.
After all, we're supposed to believe that she'd dropped off the radar for a whole 12 months, yet none of her former employers had thought to check at the Loch-side house she'd grown up in as a girl.
The jet dropped off the radar 21 minutes later, immediately after the crew asked air traffic control for permission to drop from 10,000 feet to 6,000 feet (3,000 meters to 1,800 meters), said Daryatmo, chief of the national search and rescue agency.
Another band who have dropped off the radar are HAL.