off the radar

off the radar

Unseen or undetected for a long time. Mr. Smith has gone off the radar since his wife died, so I'm going to stop by his house this afternoon and check on him. That rebel group's operations have been completely off the radar for years—I worry we'll never be able to find them.
See also: off, radar

on/off the ˈradar (screen)

used to say that people are aware or not aware of something, or are thinking or not thinking about it: Foreign policy is just not on most people’s radar screens.Eastern Europe has remained off the radar of most UK investors.
See also: off, on, radar
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Director-General of the center told FNA that "the plane went off the radar screen after the pilot requested to descent to lower altitude".
Tareen once again alleged that Subhan is a "frontman" of Sharif brothers and they have a role in Subhan going off the radar.
the helicopter lifted off from Lanyu bound for Taitung, however within three minutes after takeoff, communication was lost with the helicopter and the aircraft went off the radar.
He was a Man of Steel who disappeared off the radar a bit but then came back and almost won it again.
by PTI Ravichandran Ashwin is slowly falling off the radar as far as limited overs cricket is concerned.
He will have learned a lot from his first full year on tour but it's vital he bounces back because the golfing graveyard is full of players who tumbled off the radar after just one year.
And centre-back Morris, part of the side that finished a place outside the play-offs last season, said: "It is fine with me if people think we are off the radar.
Greece's defence minister says Flight MS804 made "sharp turns" and plunged before dropping off the radar.
An official source told the press that flight MS804, which departed from Paris and was heading to the Egyptian capital, went off the radar when entering Egyptian airspace at around 2:45 am local time.
THE founder of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre blames police cutbacks for sex offenders slipping off the radar.
Rebecca Phillips, of In-Comm Training and Business Services, said: "When we first started to organise these awards, the apprentice career path was off the radar and there was very little interest in it.
A friend also spilled the beans that Michael had gone off the radar after splitting with his boyfriend Kenny Goss in 2009.
He will defend the gold won for Scotland by Callum Johnson in 2010 but the 81kg fighter turned pro straight after the Delhi Games then disappeared off the radar.
ROCK CRITIC hasn't been seen since running on the Flat at Cork in October and has slipped off the radar.
There is a running battle going on and militant neo-atheists and devout secularists are busting a gut to drive us off the radar and try to convince us that we hardly exist" - celebrity cook Delia Smith (pictured) attacks those who oppose Christianity.