lost in the shuffle

lost in the shuffle

ignored or forgotten In conflicts between doctors and insurance companies, patients' needs may be lost in the shuffle.
Usage notes: often used in the form get lost in the shuffle: Maybe your name got lost in the shuffle when we typed the list.
Etymology: based on the idea of losing a playing card when the cards are shuffled (moved around)
See also: lost, shuffle

lost in the shuffle

  (American & Australian)
if something or someone gets lost in the shuffle, they do not get the attention that they deserve Refugee children in the big camps just get lost in the shuffle and are sometimes left without food.
See also: lost, shuffle

lost in the shuffle

Failing to stand out among others, as in In that huge economics class Jane's afraid she'll get lost in the shuffle. This metaphoric term alludes to mixing playing cards before dealing them. [c. 1900]
See also: lost, shuffle
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Lost in the shuffle of Jeshua Anderson's record-setting receiving night -- 304 yards and six touchdowns -- in Taft of Woodland Hills' 62-30 victory Friday over Gardena, was Exavier Johnson's school-record seven touchdown passes, tying an area record.
They get lost in the shuffle of resumes, or worse, don't bother to apply because of the tremendous number of lower-end jobs that they have to search through.
But somewhere I got lost in the shuffle of papers, phone calls, deadlines, quotas.
Meanwhile, independent gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films don't have the promotional budgets and get lost in the shuffle.
Sure, a couple billion dollars got lost in the shuffle, and some twenty-somethings had to move back in with mom and dad for a spell.
Like all standards efforts, some pre-existing proprietary languages will likely be lost in the shuffle to create a unified voice markup language.
As it had done elsewhere around the world, Crowley opted for the port because it could demand and get more personalized service than the big-name ports, where shipping lines often get lost in the shuffle.
In part, they get lost in the shuffle because many Mexican-Americans don't see themselves as victims.
in fact, McGee, Lafayette prides itself on taking cases that would likely get lost in the shuffle at a larger firm - betting that they'll pay off big in the long run.
That record actually got a lot of recognition in Europe, but it was lost in the shuffle in the States," Dolby said.
Plus, we're not getting lost in the shuffle, like we may do in a larger building.
Lost in the shuffle was Simply Satin, a 45-item line introduced in 1990 by Carson, Calif.
When you roll over your money to an IRA you control, you reduce the risk of getting lost in the shuffle.
It would be a shame for it to be lost in the shuffle.