do a disappearing act

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Verb[edit]

do a disappearing act

  1. To vanish (or to make something vanish)
  2. To abscond or escape

Quotations[edit]

  • 2001 Richard Azzolini - There's a Chef in Your Freezer
    Onions do a disappearing act as they cook, shrinking about 80 percent of their volume.
  • 1982 William Repka - Dangerous Patriots: Canada's Unknown Prisoners of War
    He suggested that we do a disappearing act some morning as soon as we got to the woods and he would make sure that the alarm would not be given . . .