into the woodwork
Definition of into the woodwork
—used in phrases such as fade into the woodwork to describe someone or something that is not noticed or that seems to disappear He's so shy that he always seems to fade into the woodwork at parties.
Word by Word Definitions
: work made of wood
: interior fittings (such as moldings or stairways) of wood
: a place or state of concealment, seclusion, or anonymity
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