fade into the woodwork

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fade into the woodwork

To make oneself inconspicuous. Because I'm on probation, I'm just trying to fade into the woodwork for now.
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blend/fade into the ˈwoodwork

behave in a way that does not attract any attention; disappear or hide: I decided the best thing to do would be to try and fade into the woodwork and hope that no one noticed me.
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In many countries, inflation has become so low and stable in recent decades that it appears to have faded into the woodwork. Whereas galloping inflation was once widely viewed as the number one economic problem, today most people -- at least in the developed countries -- hardly ever talk about it or even pay attention to it.
Any PQ interest in improving conditions for precarious workers has faded into the woodwork. But today the Quebec government (no matter who is in power) faces a combative precarious workers' organization ready to fight for their rights.
Unlike his more recent recommendations to voters, that one faded into the woodwork. To get noticed in those years, a Texas Republican had to endorse against the strongest political franchise in the state - a career move in the wrong direction.