slip through one's fingers

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Definition of slip through one's fingers

: to pass without being taking advantage of We didn't want to let the opportunity slip through our fingers.

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“Slip through one's fingers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slip%20through%20one%27s%20fingers. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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