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.
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.