on the radar (screen)

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on the radar (screen)

Considered important or noteworthy; within the spectrum of (someone's) awareness, attention, or consideration. If you want this issue to be on the radar of mainstream America, you have to frame it as something that will hit people in their wallets. There are always going to be bands who suddenly appear on the radar screen, only to fade into obscurity just as quickly.
See also: on, radar
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on (one's) radar

/radar screen
In one's conscious awareness as a possibility or as an existing phenomenon: The governor said that running for president was not even on her radar screen.
See also: on, radar
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Birds appear much different on the radar screen than hard, solid contacts like other vessels, buoys, rain, and land.
I am mystified as to why the issue of same-sex marriage is "not on the radar screen" of the hierarchy of our church (Anglican church stays out of marriage debate, March issue).
He suggested that he mark each 1,000- and 100-yard point on the radar screen, then he would call out the distance throughout the duration of the dive to the target.
In addition, strips carry identifiers that link th em to their representations on the radar screen. However, the linkage is not direct: Controllers have to search for the aircraft on the radar screen to coordinate the representations.
The discrepancy between the planned sequence represented by the strips and the positions of the aircraft on the radar screen is essential information for a controller.
All aircraft were represented on both screens and could be perceptually located on one screen by moving the cursor over the token on the planning aid or by clicking on its target on the radar screen.
In reality, there is no commonality or consistency from one search firm to another in terms of who qualifies to be on the radar screen and who is not.
When the NCAR group spotted precursors on the radar screen, they issued an advance notice that a microburst would reach the surface within 5 minutes.
Its last position on the radar screens was 62 miles from Duba and the helicopter search was being hampered by bad weather.
Helicopter crews also saw a lifeboat carrying three people near where the 25-year-old Salaam 98 was last seen on the radar screens.
Helicopters have spotted bodies floating on the sea and one lifeboat carrying three people in the vicinity of where the ship, the Salaam 98, was last seen on the radar screens, Egyptian maritime officials said.
The danger came from the fact that the aircraft did not show on the radar screens despite having been in the air for about five minutes.
The Russian aircraft appeared on the radar screens at air traffic control at the same time.
A new 13-floor office building at Helsinki-Vantaa airport, Finland reportedly causes reflections and phantom images on the radar screens of the primary radar at the air traffic control.