Now you see them, now you don't

madword

Senior Member
Chinese
I came across a sentence as the title of an article: Now you see them, now you don't
Just can't figure out the meaning. Can anyone help me ?Thanks
 
  • Andygc

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    British English
    It is a reference to a magician's trick - he shows you something (for example, coins) and makes them disappear, saying "now you see them, now you don't". This has become a set phrase for trickery or deceit.
     

    Glenfarclas

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    English (American)
    Or at least, it represents a disappearance that is sudden and seems to have happened without explanation, as if by magic.
     

    madword

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    It is a reference to a magician's trick - he shows you something (for example, coins) and makes them disappear, saying "now you see them, now you don't". This has become a set phrase for trickery or deceit.
    Thank you very much!
     
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