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NeElmu Ikvotav

Literally: His footsteps disappeared
Idiomatically: No trace of him / he disappeared

This phrase, which appears in Psalms (77:20), denotes someone who disappeared without a trace. "Neelam" or hidden (from view) can be found in the Bible (Chronicles II 9:2) "nothing was hidden from King Solomon." "Akev" is a footstep or track (Song of Songs 1:8), though it can also mean the heel of a shoe (Yevamot 12:1). "NeElmu ikvotav shel broker lesheavar shelCredit Swiss" - All trace was lost of a former broker of Credit Swiss. Makes you wonder where the Swiss go to hide their money.

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