out of sight, out of mind

Definition of out of sight, out of mind

used to mean that a person stops thinking about something or someone if he or she does not see that thing or person for a period of time

Word by Word Definitions

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats

sight play
  1. : something that is seen : spectacle

  2. : a thing regarded as worth seeing

  3. : something ludicrous or disorderly in appearance

  1. : to get or catch sight of

  2. : to look at through or as if through a sight

  3. : to aim by means of sights

  1. : based on recognition or comprehension without previous study

  2. : payable on presentation

mind play
  1. : recollection, memory

  2. : the element or complex (see 1complex 1) of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons

  3. : the conscious mental events and capabilities in an organism

  1. : remind

  2. : remember

  3. : to attend to closely


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