Definition of out of sight, out of mind in English:

out of sight, out of mind

phrase

proverb
  • You soon forget people or things that are no longer visible or present.

    ‘he'll be locked away for the rest of his life—out of sight, out of mind’
    • ‘As for lessening the pain: out of sight, out of mind, Mike!’
    • ‘When you ask people to draw a computer, they draw the screen, mouse, keyboard - the CPU is out of sight, out of mind.’
    • ‘As long as these costs are out of sight, out of mind, people will readily accept cheaper, faster, better technology for lack of information and lack of choice.’
    • ‘Since being shunted off York's main thoroughfare, the market has been out of sight, out of mind to successive councils far keener to court the big multinational stores.’
    • ‘I think they just thought it was another place, you know - out of sight, out of mind - and a lot of good people would go by these places and never realise what was going on inside.’
    • ‘The water treatment was out of sight, out of mind.’
    • ‘Instead it seems that it is mostly squalid and often dangerous, but out of sight, out of mind, except for those who live there.’
    • ‘But the oceans are out of sight, out of mind to all but a few of us.’
    • ‘For now, Foley is as good as out of sight, out of mind.’
    • ‘In my state of Texas, for example, legislators ‘fixed’ their budget shortfall by tossing some 250,000 children out of the state health care program - out of sight, out of mind.’