fly under (the/someone's) radar

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fly under (the/someone's) radar

To go without being noticed, detected, or addressed. A: "Have you heard this band's latest album?" B: "I didn't even know it was out, it must have flown under my radar." Every year, the government promises to do something about the homelessness problem, yet every year it seems to fly under the radar again.
See also: fly, radar
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Early favorite Pocari Sweat takes on a Philippine Air Force side that flew under the radar in a best-of-three duel.
This accomplished guilty pleasure probably won't achieve more than modest cult favor, but should nonetheless be a profile-raiser for director/co-scenarist Zack Parker, whose three prior features flew under the radar.
These platforms "flew under the radar"of regulators, Dr Harrison said.
Although the movie earned overwhelmingly positive reviews, with some critics calling it the best film in the Bond franchise, there were apparently some details that flew under the radar in the editing room.
She flew under the radar until the live shows but has emerged as the best singer.
Last year they flew under the radar as a First Division club and beat Sligo Rovers in a dramatic final.
Chitosan, with its seafood origin, could possibly pose problems for strict vegetarians and vegans, but it wouldn't be the first food additive that flew under the radar. Shellac, which you might primarily think of as something to polish furniture, is also applied to apples to replace natural waxes lost during the cleaning process.
And so it was, when during his primary and high school years, he just flew under the radar (not here, not there), we just coolly said fine.