fall through/between the cracks

idiom

variants or less commonly slip 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.

Examples of fall through/between the cracks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Experts say the integrated legal and social services provided through the program have helped ensure unaccompanied children don’t fall through the cracks — or, at worse, become vulnerable to labor or criminal exploitation. Rebecca Plevin, Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2024 As the process for colleges to appeal government financial aid calculations remains in limbo, some low-income students enrolled in summer classes could fall through the cracks. Zachary Schermele, USA TODAY, 28 May 2024 That’s because without a big advertising spend, too many titles fall through the cracks in today’s TV landscape. Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune, 13 June 2024 A little organization ought to make a world of difference, so do your best to keep some sort of schedule — or appointments or assignments could fall through the cracks, no matter how good your intentions are. Tarot.com, Baltimore Sun, 12 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for fall through/between the cracks 

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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 17 Jul. 2024.

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