One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
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