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pull a vanishing act

To depart or go away very suddenly or without warning, especially so as to avoid doing or dealing with something. My roommate loves to throw parties here, but she always pulls a vanishing act the next day when everything needs to be cleaned up! Brian is nearly two weeks late finishing his sales report—that's why he's been pulling a vanishing act whenever the boss is around.
See also: act, pull, vanish

do a vanishing act

To depart or go away very suddenly or without warning, especially so as to avoid doing or dealing with something. My roommate loves to throw parties here, but she always does a vanishing act the next day when everything needs to be cleaned up! Brian is nearly two weeks late finishing his sales report—that's why he's been doing a vanishing act whenever the boss is around.
See also: act, vanish

vanish away

to disappear. (The away is considered redundant.) The pizza vanished away in no time at all. The city lights vanished away as dawn broke.
See also: away, vanish

vanish from something

to disappear from something or some place. The money vanished from the desk drawer. My glasses have vanished from sight again.
See also: vanish

vanish into something

to disappear by going into something. All the deer vanished into the forest. Money seems to vanish into a black hole.
See also: vanish

vanish into thin air

Cliché to disappear without leaving a trace. My money gets spent so fast. It seems to vanish into thin air. When I came back, my car was gone. I had locked it, and it couldn't have vanished into thin air!
See also: air, thin, vanish

disappear into thin air

also vanish into thin air
to suddenly become impossible to see or find Police say the suspect seems to have disappeared into thin air. When Jim opened his eyes, the bear had vanished into thin air.
See also: air, disappear, thin

disappear/vanish off the face of the earth

  (British, American & Australian) also fall off the face of the earth (American)
to disappear completely We lost contact with Ed after he left college - he just disappeared off the face of the earth.
See also: disappear, earth, face, of, off

vanish

see under into thin air.

vanish away

v.
To disappear gradually but completely: I had to wash the shirt five times before the grass stain vanished away.
See also: away, vanish
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