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" in British English

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vanish/go up/disappear in a puff of smoke

informal

to disappear suddenly and completely:

One moment he was standing behind me, the next he had vanished in a puff of smoke.
All his hard work seemed 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)

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