fall off the radar

fall 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 fell off the radar. The band had a hugely popular single in the 80s, but they fell off the radar soon afterward.
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Perhaps due to competition from the likes of Nissan's Qashqai and Audi's Q3, the X1 often seems to fall off the radar.
They expected us to to fall away after one good year and to fall off the radar then.
The magnitude of the shooting incident means it is not likely to fall off the radar anytime soon since everyone is watching very closely.
As the race begins to get ready for another Christmas, it's easy to let important everyday tasks fall off the radar - like eye examinations.
When you're on-loan you can sometimes get forgotten about and you can fall off the radar.
It was disappointing to fall off the radar after reaching the 2700 mark.
Capaldi's indiscretion when interviewing a witness quickly becomes the talk of the locality, everyone minding the business of others, yet, without giving too much away, someone manages to fall off the radar without going far away.
There is a famine in the Horn of Africa, but don't let Pakistan fall off the radar, it's too important for the world strategically," she said.
Such was his performance at Portman Road and fall off the radar that he was expected to leave in January.
Away from the headlines, Palestinians have been trying to advance their statehood agenda in small but symbolic ways in United Nations agencies that fall off the radar for most people.
All of Scion's advertising and promotional budget goes to alternative media--online, quirky cable shows and special events--that fall off the radar screens of those who aren't the intended potential customer.
However, we are focused on speciality food that is much more mainstream to try to ensure that the movement isn't just a fashion that will later fall off the radar for a large section of the public.
However, NA provides the reader with unparalleled insight into the happenings around this diverse continent, with frequent contributions describing current events in countries such as Equatorial Guinea, Cape Verde and Madagascar that sometimes fall off the radar screens of other media houses.
And it would be unproductive and naive to refuse campaign contributions unilaterally, only to allow the environment and other progressive ideals to completely fall off the radar.
The world is more dynamic and trends emerge and fall off the radar more quickly.