vanish/go up/disappear in a puff of smoke Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “vanish/go up/disappear in a puff of smoke” in the English Dictionary

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vanish/go up/disappear in a puff of smoke

informal to ​disappearsuddenly and ​completely: One ​moment he was ​standing behind me, the next he had ​vanished in a puff of ​smoke. All his hard ​workseemed to be going up in a puff of ​smoke.
(Definition of vanish/go up/disappear in a puff of smoke from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vanish/go up/disappear in a puff of smoke”
in Chinese (Simplified) 消失得无影无踪…
in Chinese (Traditional) 消失得無影無蹤…
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