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English definition of “out of sight, out of mind”

out of sight, out of mind

saying
said to emphasize that when something or someone cannot be seen, it is easy to forget it or themForgetting and forgetfulness
(Definition of out of sight, out of mind from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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