out of sight, out of mind

out of sight, out of mind

Meaning

  • to not stay an active issue when something is not immediately visible
  • it refers to the reduced importance and emergence of something that is not within eyesight
  • to get miss something because it is not in view
  • to forget something that is not visible

Example Sentences

  1. The company’s top managers do not consider these government policy changes and important for their strategic planning. It is out of sight, out of mind for them but that is not a good thing in any way.
  2. I will deal with your friend when he is back in the country. For now he is out of sight, out of mind for me.
  3. This issue is not out of sight, out of mind for us. But we have just decided to prioritize other things right now.
  4. As soon as the boss left, the employees were relaxed. Out of sight, out of mind.
  5. The only person who did not get punished for this mishap was you because you were out of sight, out of mind.

Origin

The phrase originated in the 13th century with the first literary origin being in 1562 in the work titled “Woorkes. A dialogue conteynyng prouerbes and epigrammes” by John Heywood.

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