sink, vanish, etc. without trace
sink without (a) trace
1. To quickly and thoroughly fail. The new smartphone was meant to revolutionize the industry, but it sank without trace after its commercial release. After his initial breakout success, the director's follow-up film sank without a trace.
2. To be forgotten about by the population as a whole, especially after being very popular. The digital pets fad took the world by storm in the late 1990s, but sank without trace by the end of the millennium.
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sink, vanish, etc. without (a) ˈtracedisappear completely: The boat sank without trace. ♢ Many pop stars sink without a trace. After five years no one can even remember their names.
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