escape (one's) notice

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escape (one's) notice

To avoid being seen. I doubt you will escape people's notice if you show up at the party in a floor-length sequined gown.
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escape someone's notice

Fig. to go unnoticed; not to have been noticed. (Usually a way to point out that someone has failed to see or respond to something.) I suppose my earlier request escaped your notice, so I'm writing again. I'm sorry. Your letter escaped my notice.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

escape notice

Elude attention or observation, as in It must have escaped the editor's notice so I'll write again. [c. 1700]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

escape somebody’s ˈnotice

not be noticed by somebody: It may have escaped your notice but I’m very busy right now. Can we talk later?
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References in classic literature ?
He also had the excellent charts published in the "Bulletins of the Geographical Society of London;" and not a single point of the countries already discovered could, therefore, escape his notice.
He recognized at once the value of such works as The Scarlet Letter and The Origin of Species and rarely allowed a single important publication to escape his notice. He became one of the founders of Harper's New Monthly Magazine, and with the income from this magazine, the Tribune, and his History of Literature and the Fine Arts (1852), prepared with <IR> BAYARD TAYLOR </IR> , he managed to work his way out of debt.