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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.
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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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At this point it seems that he has disappeared into thin air.
They had snatched her cellphone and disappeared into thin air.
Later, I realised that he had sold me the plan on the new number and had disappeared into thin air.
It is still not clear on what exactly happened to the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, more than 45 days after it mysteriously disappeared into thin air, but there is no respite to the number of theories coming up to explain the mystery.
It's as if he just disappeared into thin air," Alina said.
The bank's interim management came under harsh criticism from disgruntled shareholders who were not convinced with the arguments given over why their shares disappeared into thin air and their holding was diluted.
In the book Mr McGredy-Hunt states: "Nicola disappeared into thin air without anyone seeing or hearing anything.
The farmer told police that he had no idea how the theft happened or how the suspect could have disappeared into thin air with so many animals.
Two, Musharraf's Muslim League disappeared into thin air as soon as his plane took off from the country.
An unusual sequence of events this week might have escaped most people's attention, but not the Fly on the Wall's, which drew him to a new list of minimum prize-money tariffs for 2012 posted on the ROA website, only to find it had disappeared into thin air 24 hours later.
An elderly Iranian man visiting his family in Western Canada has disappeared into thin air while taking an evening walk.
It is a pity that so much cash has disappeared into thin air from all the pay-offs arising from positions lost through the mergers of the three former NHS trusts.