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slip (or fall) through the net

Definition of slip or fall through the net in English:

Escape from or be missed by something intended to catch or deal with one: the girl slipped through the net of all the care agencies
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  • And obviously, a great deal did slip through the net.
  • I don't think anybody has the answer but people do need to be caught before they slip through the net.
  • But he added that it was important to try and catch those who were falling through the net.
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