fall through/between the cracks

variants: or less commonly slip through/between the cracks

Definition of fall through/between the cracks

: 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.

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“Fall through/between the cracks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20through%2Fbetween%20the%20cracks. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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