disappear into thin air

disappear into thin air

To vanish completely and without a trace. I would give you my stapler, but it seems to have disappeared into thin air.
See also: air, disappear, thin

disappear, etc. into thin ˈair

disappear, etc. suddenly and in a mysterious way: The money vanished into thin air. Nobody knows what happened to it.
See also: air, thin
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"Men do not disappear into thin air," he growled, "and if E-Med be not found soon O-Tar himself may take a hand in this.
Artistes have been left high and dry by promoters who, after pocketing concert fees, disappear into thin air without settling the performer's pay.
The money cannot disappear into thin air. That various ministries have blown billions in taxpayers' money without justification is something that should worry all Kenyans.
The magicians at the Philippine Congress can make an entire airport disappear into thin air. The rehabilitation of the Naga airport to take in international flights has long been on the drawing boards.
Not only can the beast fly but it also has the ability to disappear into thin air.
* Air vehicles delivering critical supplies to ground troops could soon simply disappear into thin air after dropping their payload, reducing troops' environmental footprint.
"Why when the police did take you off for a chat, did you disappear into thin air the very next day?
At the same time, during several public meetings, shareholders and bondholders who were duped into buying BOCY securities by the previous management but saw their savings disappear into thin air, have expressed their frustration, often with violence, storming the bank's headquarters on two previous occasions, demanding some form of restitution.
How can a little boy disappear into thin air? That's what French detectives are trying to uncover as five-year-old Oliver goes missing on a family holiday.
Many modern-day illusionists are happy to make a rabbit jump out of a hat or a bird disappear into thin air. Not the Department for works and pensions.
To have one's precious descendants disappear into thin air, as it were, made the outbursts understandable.
There's an army of six-hitters who love making the ball disappear into thin air. When Marlon Samuels, Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo join Gayle to amuse themselves in the six-binge business, it's going to be a tough storm for the Indians to weather.
Liu was presiding over one of the greatest thefts in Chinese history, which saw billions of pounds disappear into thin air. And his overweening ambition and desire for speed above all other considerations saw two bullet trains collide in 2011, killing at least 40 and injuring another 192, according to an official report.
A PAIR of Post Officef clerks r who made PS34,000 of customers' deposits disappear into thin air avoided being sent to jail.
With a little training from a friendly wizard (more of that in Tuesday's Culture mag, free with The Journal) and a lot of practice, Fred T can now make balls disappear into thin air.