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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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He played on the top line for a while in training camp, saw a bit of power-play time early in the season a and then fell off the map. After sitting just once in the first 20 contests, new coach Jeremy Colliton proceeded to scratch Kunitz a whopping 21 times in the next 28 games.
The diagnosis of "chest pain of noncardiac origin" almost fell off the map. Once cardiologists knew what was going on, they switched up treatment according to European Society of Cardiology guidelines for functional heart pain.
Signed by Mackay, originally on loan from Bratislava, in his first season he made a respectable 13 starts in the Championship, but once that move was made permanent he just fell off the map. He managed just one more start in the FA Cup before being sent into exile in Scotland at Ross County.
There are stories upon stories of companies that had a dynamic idea or proprietary technology, but fell off the map after they failed to execute or innovate.
We won a League and then a year or so later we fell off the map.
Heavyweight boxing fell off the map a long time ago, possibly for good...
He seemed like he was dead in the water on Saturday, and young McIlroy had passed him by, only to be revived on Sunday, while McIlroy fell off the map.
We feel duty-bound to report the Brunjes fell off the map somewhere in Albania ...
Sherman made some noise as a writer before turning 20 with "Women and Wallace" and then fell off the map for several years, due partly to a bout of alcoholism.
"There was a period when I didn't have the desire to play and after that I fell off the map," he said.
He genially regards me as a weedy pinko liberal but although I think he is so right wing he fell off the map years ago I have a deal of time for his opinions.
From 1980 to 1999, Colt fell off the map, Smith & Wesson lost the law enforcement market and a host of smaller companies went out of business: AMT, Bren Ten, High Standard to name a few.
Housing starts also fell off the map during that period.
Jenson Button disappeared without trace once Grand Prix groupies got their false nails into him and one-time snooker idol Tony Knowles fell off the map once he started potting the pink everywhere but the table.