vanish without (a) trace

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vanish without (a) trace

1. To disappear without any indication to one's or something's whereabouts. Police have been searching for two weeks to find a young girl who vanished without trace from her home in Rochester. Authorities are puzzled by the navy submarine that seemingly vanished without a trace last Thursday.
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 pretty much vanished without a trace by the end of the millennium.
See also: trace, vanish, without
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That craze saw children dare each other to vanish without trace for up to three days and took off quickly in France.
A sorcery that's quite specific in that it seems to cause ingredients and flavours to vanish without trace, at least during my visit this week for a meal that was, at best, underwhelming.
In reality, millions of euro of taxpayers' hardearned cash is being handed over to these overpaid suits - and not on replacing leaking pipes that allow up to two thirds of the nation's water supply to vanish without trace.
RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE (15, 82 mins) Father Christmas is unearthed in a science expedition in Finland, In no time at all, almost all of the children from the local village vanish without trace, including Pietari's (Onni Tommila) best friend Juuso (Ilmari Jarvenpaa).
Experts and marine authorities around the globe were still baffled yesterday as to how the ship and 15 Russian crew could vanish without trace after it passed Brest in Brittany, France .
Six weeks after his sister Whitney (Amanda Righetti) and her pals vanish without trace during a camping expedition, Clay Miller (Jared Padalecki) goes in search of the missing girl.
Maybe it was symbolic that Edwards should vanish without trace.
FASHIONS may come and go, trends may appear and disappear and artists may rocket to stardom then vanish without trace, but as the Stereophonics (above) showed a packed NEC, they are a band you can always rely on.
WITHOUT A TRACE: For someone we love to vanish without trace is the stuff of nightmares and this US drama, starring EnglandOs own Marianne Jean-Baptiste as New York FBI agent Vivian Johnson, deals slickly with the true horror of missing persons.
BUNGLING Theresa May has made it easier for terror suspects to vanish without trace by scrapping strict control orders, Labour's Yvette Cooper warned yesterday.
But, crucially, the agencies charged with caring for kids have to sharpen up so that fewer are able to vanish without trace into a shadowy underworld where they can be exploited - or worse.
CARDIFF has its very own Purrmuda Triangle where precious pussies mysteriously vanish without trace.
When machines like this vanish without trace it would appear they're being shipped out of the country.
It tells the tale of a school field trip which goes wrong, when four teenagers and a journalist vanish without trace in the vast African landscape.
But Woodward has no doubt about Wilkinson's ability to shine amid the rarefied pressure of a game the Lions must win, otherwise their Test series hopes will vanish without trace.