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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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Near the top of the list is Covent Garden underground station, in London, where staff and customers have reported seeing a tall man in a grey suit, who "disappears into thin air", and Windsor Castle, where the ghost of a man with a horse has been seen walking through a solid wall.
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The lane disappears into thin air, the three roads turn into one and a half, and squash under an unlit railway bridge.
Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died.
MAKE-UP PRIMER With silicones (to smooth the skin) and light-reflective pigments (to 'blur' the appearance of fine lines), a make-up primer also helps solve the problem of make-up that disappears into thin air, which can be a particular problem for drier, mature complexions.
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When Bean disappears into thin air a few days later, Pell must put her own worries aside in a bid to find him.
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We think it disappears into thin air, like a dove in a Paul Daniels magic trick.
Uri fixes his eyes on us, says he has to leave, and - as if by magic - disappears into thin air, leaving us with the dirty dishes.
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JUST when you thought everything was going in the right direction, the promised investment disappears into thin air.