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fall off the radar

To be ignored or forgotten in favor of something more important; to fall into obscurity or disappear from public view. When the economy crashed, many social welfare projects simply fell off the radar. The band had a hugely popular single in the '80s, but they fell off the radar soon afterward.
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Academy director Alex Inglethorpe recently told the ECHO: "Paul fell off the radar probably when he was about 14 or 15.
So eyebrows were raised when, after staging Jennifer Hailey's 'The Nether' in March 2017, the group fell off the radar.
But unsuccessful loan spells at Crystal Palace, Norwich and Burnley followed as the forward fell off the radar, and despite returning to Boro on a permanent deal in January 2017, he found himself a bit-part player under Aitor Karanka and Steve Agnew in the Premier League.
But Allen is the first to admit he took his eye off the ball for a couple of seasons and fell off the radar.
Anticipation would run high for the coming fall, but most of those bucks fell off the radar during the first part of September--right about when they were shedding their velvet and breaking up their bachelor groups.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the 1979 Piper PA Seminole 44 Al-Enezi and his instructor were in, had taken off from Brunswick, Georgia and was on its way to Ormond Beach, Florida, when it fell off the radar shortly after 11 p.m.
"She eventually left on longterm sickness absence which was when Liam 'fell off the radar'."
The Fees' trial heard how Liam "fell off the radar" of social services despite his childminder, a neighbour and nursery workers all raising concerns about him.
The plane fell off the radar at 2.45am local time on Thursday morning while it was crossing the Mediterranean.
The Fleetwood ace fell off the radar after making his debut against Italy in 2011, but has broken back into the team, bang on cue.
In fact Seef Dental is hoping to snap up three of them!"Joga aims to return the following season with an even stronger team I've been informed."Unfortunately, The Eastern Flames fell off the radar after their coach left and Arsenal U18s are taking a break to focus and develop as players and a team this term."We would like to wish all those competing 'good luck' and encourage any ladies wanting to take part in football to please make contact and I can get them involved with the programme."This season a number of the U18s have also been moved up to the U21s squad.
Lawes had two knee injuries, one shin problem and a mangled elbow that added up to a year out and he fell off the radar.
Why and how Mahmood fell off the radar is still a mystery to cricket fans.
The plane then fell off the radar. It was not clear why the crew asked for the shift in course, he said, especially when they were so close to the 7,000-foot (2,200-meter) volcano, or if they got the OK.
Bangoura, who also played for Ajaccio, Le Mans, Dynamo Kiev and Rennes, scored ten goals in 18 appearances for Walter Zenga's Al Nasr last season but fell off the radar after being de-registered by the club so he could join Guinea for their Africa Cup of Nations campaign this month.