into the background

idiom

: into the position of being less important
The war has pushed all other issues into the background.

Examples of into the background in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Everything leans understated, but doesn’t fade into the background. Jake Henry Smith, Glamour, 4 Apr. 2024 To me, the tinkling glasses and ringing silverware are easily ignorable, the hodgepodge of clinks and clatters immediately fading into the background. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 4 Apr. 2024 The pair fading into the background could be fatal for a team that scores inconsistently, shoots erratically and depends on the little things more than most. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Mar. 2024 Not one to fade into the background, this fire sign loves all things lavish and luxe. Cori Sears, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Mar. 2024 However, these fade into the background as the film wanders into more effectively suspenseful territory, Mohan using darkness and light to intriguing ends. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 20 Mar. 2024 These all converge into a brightly colored tessellation of figures that taper and fade into the background noise. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2024 In both wines, the tannins have drifted into the background, supporting the texture and structure without competing for attention. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 29 Feb. 2024 In turn, many of these actors went on to have transformational Hollywood careers while others quietly faded into the background. Chris Snellgrove, EW.com, 24 Feb. 2024

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“Into the background.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/into%20the%20background. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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