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fall off the map

To become unpopular or little-known after a period of popularity. Wow, I didn't realize that this show was still on TV—it really fell off the map after its first season.
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Beale, who has the least involvement in his daughter's life to begin with, at one point simply falls off the map. It's Susanna, trying to convince Maisie and herself that she's a good mother, who arguably winds up doing the greater damage, and Moore acts with a white-hot fury that sends waves of resentment and serf-pity flying in all directions.
We all know that Torquay just about falls off the map, but it would have been simpler to send them anywhere but Darlington.
Social Services: Another item that routinely falls off the map when there's a nice war going on is social services.