lost in the shuffle


: not noticed or given attention because there are many other people or things to consider or deal with
With six older kids, the baby sometimes is/gets lost in the shuffle.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Yet somehow, the Uptown Rhythm Kings, perhaps too bluesy and now middle-aged, were lost in the shuffle. Terence Mcardle, Washington Post, 9 May 2023 The book is, at times, breathless in its exposition, and nuance is sometimes lost in the shuffle. David Treuer, The New Yorker, 7 Nov. 2022 Winston Duke, my favorite big galoot, gets to have a little fun as the garrulous tribal leader M’Baku, but the new character Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne), who is intended for a Disney+ TV spin-off, feels a bit lost in the shuffle. David Sims, The Atlantic, 8 Nov. 2022 While vacuuming carpets and mopping floors are important spring cleaning chores, there are less obvious tasks that can get lost in the shuffle. Clara Mcmahon, Peoplemag, 11 Apr. 2023 Somewhat lost in the shuffle during his time in New Jersey, Zacha had his old team’s attention right from the start with his two goals (career high Nos. 19 and 20) in the opening 4:44. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Apr. 2023 Randi Schofield tried her best to not dwell on all the ways her life changed, on the pieces of herself that got lost in the shuffle. Jaeah Lee, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2023 The women’s prison got lost in the shuffle but the price stayed the same. Kyle Whitmire, al, 17 Mar. 2023 From giveaways and events to micro-influencers and unboxing videos, there are a lot of ways to promote your brand—or get lost in the shuffle. Nate Lorenzen, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Lost in the shuffle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lost%20in%20the%20shuffle. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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