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be off the radar

To go ignored, unnoticed, or appreciated; to not be relevant, prominent, or important. Though they've been prolific music-makers for years, their work has largely been off the radar for most listeners until quite recently. Even though homelessness can be seen as one of the largest underlying causes of societal ills, it is sadly just off the government's radar.
See also: off, radar

be on the radar (screen)

To be considered important or noteworthy; within the spectrum of (someone's) awareness, attention, or consideration. If you want this issue to be on the radar of mainstream America, you have to frame it as something that will hit people in their wallets. The band was hugely popular in the '80s, but they haven't been on the radar screen in the last decade or so.
See also: on, radar

below the radar

In a position in which someone or something will remain unnoticed or undetected. With so many different amendments to the bill being made, some appropriations slipped below the radar. I plan to stay below the radar until this controversy blows over.
See also: below, radar

below the radar screen

In a position in which someone or something will remain unnoticed or undetected. With so many different amendments to the bill being made, some appropriations slipped below the radar screen. I plan to stay below the radar screen until this controversy blows over.
See also: below, radar, screen

beneath (the/someone's) radar

Without being noticed, detected, or addressed. A: "Have you heard this band's latest album?" B: "I didn't even know it was out, it must have flown beneath my radar." Every year, the government promises to do something about the homelessness problem, yet every year it seems to slip beneath the radar again.
See also: beneath, radar

drop beneath the/(one's) radar

To go unnoticed or undetected (by one). With so many different amendments to the bill being made, some appropriations dropped beneath the radar. As the manager of this office, it's inexcusable that you allowed embezzlement by an employee to drop beneath your radar.
See also: beneath, drop, radar

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.
See also: drop, off, 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.
See also: fall, off, radar

fly beneath (the/someone's) radar

To go without being noticed, detected, or addressed. A: "Have you heard this band's latest album?" B: "I didn't even know it was out, it must have flown beneath my radar." Every year, the government promises to do something about the homelessness problem, yet every year it seems to fly beneath the radar.
See also: beneath, fly, radar

fly under (the/someone's) radar

To go without being noticed, detected, or addressed. A: "Have you heard this band's latest album?" B: "I didn't even know it was out, it must have flown under my radar." Every year, the government promises to do something about the homelessness problem, yet every year it seems to fly under the radar again.
See also: fly, radar

off the radar

Unseen or undetected for a long time. Mr. Smith has gone off the radar since his wife died, so I'm going to stop by his house this afternoon and check on him. That rebel group's operations have been completely off the radar for years—I worry we'll never be able to find them.
See also: off, radar

on (one's) radar (screen)

Considered by one as important or noteworthy; within the spectrum of one's awareness, attention, or consideration. If you want this issue on people's radar, you have to frame it as something that will impact their wallets. This band wasn't on my radar screen six months ago, but they're one of my favorites now.
See also: on, radar

on the radar (screen)

Considered important or noteworthy; within the spectrum of (someone's) awareness, attention, or consideration. If you want this issue to be on the radar of mainstream America, you have to frame it as something that will hit people in their wallets. There are always going to be bands who suddenly appear on the radar screen, only to fade into obscurity just as quickly.
See also: on, radar

slip beneath the/(one's) radar

To go unnoticed or undetected (by someone). With so many different amendments to the bill being made, some appropriations slipped beneath the radar. As the manager of this office, it's inexcusable that you allowed embezzlement by an employee to slip beneath your radar.
See also: beneath, radar, slip

slip under the/(one's) radar

To go unnoticed or undetected (by someone). With so many different amendments to the bill being made, some appropriations slipped under the radar. As the manager of this office, it's inexcusable that you allowed embezzlement by an employee to slip under your radar.
See also: radar, slip

stay below the radar

To remain in a state or position that will allow someone or something to go unnoticed or undetected. With so many different amendments to the bill being made, some appropriations have stayed below the radar. I plan to stay below the radar until this controversy blows over.
See also: below, radar, stay

under (the/one's) radar

Without being noticed, detected, or addressed. A: "Have you heard this band's latest album?" B: "I didn't even know it was out, it must have flown under my radar." Every year, the government promises to do something about the homelessness problem, yet every year it seems to slip under the radar again.
See also: radar

under the radar

In a position in which someone or something will remain unnoticed or undetected. With so many different amendments to the bill being made, some appropriations slipped under the radar. I plan to stay under the radar until this controversy blows over.
See also: radar

under the radar screen

In a position in which someone or something will remain unnoticed or undetected. With so many different amendments to the bill being made, some appropriations slipped under the radar screen. I plan to stay under the radar screen until this controversy blows over.
See also: radar, screen
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

on someone's radar

If something is on someone's radar, they are aware of it or are intending to deal with it. I was never focussed on being an actress. It wasn't even on my radar. Lewis has been told I am waiting to see him, but I'm not even on his radar.
See also: on, radar
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

below/under the ˈradar (screen)

if something is below/under the radar, people are not aware of it: The conflict has slipped below the radar screens of the mass media.Experts say a lot of corporate crime stays under the radar.
See also: below, radar

on/off the ˈradar (screen)

used to say that people are aware or not aware of something, or are thinking or not thinking about it: Foreign policy is just not on most people’s radar screens.Eastern Europe has remained off the radar of most UK investors.
See also: off, on, radar
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

on (one's) radar

/radar screen
In one's conscious awareness as a possibility or as an existing phenomenon: The governor said that running for president was not even on her radar screen.
See also: on, radar
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

under the radar

Describing an action that cannot be detected. The term comes from aviation during World War II, where a plane is flying too low to be detected by the enemy’s radar. It soon was transferred to other situations, as in “I don’t want anyone to know I’m looking for another job, so keep my applications under the radar.” John Lescroart used it in A Plague of Secrets (2010), “Now I know . . . it hasn’t been the subject of much police concern so far . . . So up to now you’re all under the radar.”
See also: radar
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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