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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.
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"He was a main target, then he dropped off the radar, but it came alive again last week and we've managed to see it through.
Hearts manager Craig Levein met with the 32-year-old but despite promising a contract offer has dropped off the radar.
Now, the Sky Blues boss has given an update on the player who has dropped off the radar, read it here.
Summary: London [UK], Feb 4 (ANI): Investigators have found a body amidst the wreckage of the missing plane carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala, which dropped off the radar over the English Channel on January 21.
The group travelled on a twin-engine Dornier 228-212 plane which flew from Guernsey Airport and circled the island of Alderney, a week after the plane Sala was in dropped off the radar.
Mark Robins has been trying different attacking combinations in order to get his side firing on a more frequent basis but the manager's options are, all of a sudden, beginning to look limited at time when Jordy Hiwula has taken a dip in form, Conor Chaplin appears low on confidence and Tony Andreu has dropped off the radar again.
The Russian Ilyushin dropped off the radar over the Mediterranean moments after Turkey and Russia announced a deal that offered millions of people reprieve from a threatened military assault in northern Syria.
He dropped off the radar for decades but rose to prominence suddenly last summer, when a major diplomatic crisis broke out in the Persian Gulf.
There is also a substantial chunk of another eight players whose deals expire in 2020 but apart from Idrissa Gueye (28) who is currently in talks over an improved contract, they are mostly fringe players or those who have almost dropped off the radar completely.
Abedi had been a "regular kid", who went out and drank until around a year ago when he "dropped off the radar", the Times reported the bomber's former landlord's nephew as saying.
There weren't many better sprinting juveniles than Quiet Reflection last year, although she dropped off the radar after disappointing in the Lowther at York.
However, it dropped off the radar screens of Greek and Egyptian flight controllers at 2:45 a.m.
He was placed under judicial supervision but dropped off the radar - prompting authorities to issue an international arrest warrant.
In recent months, BRICS Bank has somewhat dropped off the radar with China driving the setting up of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which has seen massive interest from across the world.