under the radar screen

under the radar screen

In a position in which someone or something will remain unnoticed or undetected. With so many different amendments to the bill being made, some appropriations slipped under the radar screen. I plan to stay under the radar screen until this controversy blows over.
See also: radar, screen
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"It's basically been under the radar screen," Peter Spiro, a law professor at Hofstra University, nonchalantly told the Times.
AHEAD OF THE CURVE: Unlike the "All-the-News-that-Fits" major media, not only did we at THE NEW AMERICAN and the John Birch Society know about this stealth bomber against national independence flying "under the radar screen," we were sounding the alarm about what it would do to our country.
We continue to look for centers that are "under the radar screen," properties that present a redevelopment scenario through renovation, expansion and/or re-tenanting.
Just when Americans think it is safe to live freely, the purveyors of intrusive government slip under the radar screen to monitor us even more closely.