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drop out of sight

1. To fall behind another object or item and become hidden from view. If you're looking for a letter, check behind the refrigerator—mail has a tendency to drop out of sight back there.
2. To avoid being seen, as by hiding or evasion. The thief dropped out of sight while the police searched the nearby neighborhoods. The enemy troops are approaching. Drop out of sight until they're within striking distance.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

drop out of sight

 
1. . Lit. to fall behind something and be seen no longer. The pen dropped out of sight behind the sofa nevermore to be seen.
2. Fig. to disappear from public view; [for someone] to go into hiding. The robbers dropped out of sight and the crime was never solved.
See also: drop, of, out, sight
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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