fall through/between the cracks

variants: less commonly

slip through/between the cracks

Definition of fall through/between the cracks

  1. :  to fail to be noticed, assisted, or included with others Parents are concerned that children who have trouble in school will fall through the cracks in the school system. The program is meant to help workers who may have slipped through the cracks because of their age.

Word by Word Definitions

fallplay
  1. :  to descend freely by the force of gravity

    :  to hang freely

    :  to drop oneself to a lower position

  1. :  the act of falling by the force of gravity

    :  a falling out, off, or away :  dropping

    :  the season when leaves fall from trees :  autumn

  1. :  of, relating to, or suitable for autumn

crackplay cracks
  1. :  to make a very sharp explosive sound

    :  to break, split, or snap apart

    :  fail: such as

  1. :  a loud roll or peal

    :  a sudden sharp noise

    :  a sharp witty remark :  quip

  1. :  of superior excellence or ability


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