fade into the woodwork

fade into the woodwork

To attempt to make oneself inconspicuous. Because I'm on probation, I'm just trying to fade into the woodwork for now.
See also: fade, 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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Given the prominence of the TV writer-producers who are willing to take on topics related to birth control and abortion, and given how many of them are women with growing clout in the industry, these topics are unlikely to fade into the woodwork any time soon.
Both want Palestinians to become citizens in dozens of countries if necessary and to fade into the woodwork, and to forget about UN General Assembly.
Don't think that Mahila will just fade into the woodwork when this tale is done; Banks tells readers that Dark Time Mortal Path Book One is only the beginning.
Subsequent episodes are hit and miss -- some girls have vivid stories, such as Cate, who triumphs over her mother's death, her father's subsequent hasty second marriage and messy divorce, and her own self-mutilation and anorexia with a daunting resolve, while others fade into the woodwork.
Here, Roosevelt's storied pronouncements are matched by thoughtful and hard-hitting responses from Hoover, who did not in fact fade into the woodwork after losing to FDR in 1932 but rather spoke out for years thereafter against the New Deal.
Some of these children simply fade into the woodwork, while others become aggressive.
In a modest room, AV- 1 satellite speakers do not necessarily fade into the woodwork as surround speakers.
Buchanan will fade into the woodwork after the election, according to his analysis, with even less consequence than Jesse Jackson.