lost in the shuffle

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lost in the shuffle (not comparable)

  1. Failing to stand out or receive attention as a result of a larger-scale change or transformation.
    • 1975 Gil Scott-Heron, "Lost in the Shuffle," Ebony (July 1975), Vol. 30, No. 9, Johnson Publishing Company, p28
      We have allowed ourselves to be "lost in the shuffle" of American priorities in the '70s, but we should never lose sight of ourselves and our goals as our priorities.
    • 1987 Robert Subby, Lost in the shuffle: the co-dependent reality, HCI, p39
      We get lost in the shuffle, and in the end we don't even know that we have needs - much less know what these needs might be.
    • 1992 Michael G. Kalogerakis, Handbook of psychiatric practice in the juvenile court: the Workgroup on Psychiatric Practice in the Juvenile Court of the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychiatric Pub, p24
      In the occasional highly publicized case, then, the best interests of the child may be lost in the shuffle.