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Meaning of “disappear off the face of the earth” in the English Dictionary

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disappear off the face of the earth

(also be wiped off the face of the earth) to ​disappearcompletely: The ​wholetribeseems to have ​disappeared off the face of the ​earth.
(Definition of disappear off the face of the earth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “disappear off the face of the earth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 完全消失…
in Chinese (Traditional) 完全消失…
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