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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.
See also: air, disappear, thin
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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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While Mazzucchelli has "signed" them by spelling out his name in embossed letters around the valve, I couldn't help but wonder what he would think if I were to open one, deflating it--its content disappearing into thin air like some of his earlier works.
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Elsewhere, everyone is still looking for Lizzie, who was last seen standing on a bridge before disappearing into thin air.
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Like the Grim Reaper, it appears regularly and swiftly takes life, before disappearing into thin air before anyone knows what's hit them.
Whole fortunes are suddenly disappearing into thin air and factories appeal for help then announce their bankruptcy.
He is short, lean, dark-skinned and has a knack for disappearing into thin air. The FBI figures he may be masterminding al Qaeda's next big terrorist attack against the United States.
I'll be disappearing into thin air on the public side of things.'
They say the crosses float towards worshippers and remain suspended in the sky for about five minutes before disappearing into thin air.
But it felt like another 20 quid disappearing into thin air.
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