slip/fall through the net

Definition of slip/fall through the net

  1. :  to fail to be noticed or included with others There are plenty of talented players who slip through the net and never get to play professionally.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move with a smooth sliding motion

    :  to move quietly and cautiously :  steal

    :  elapse, pass

  1. :  a sloping ramp extending out into the water to serve as a place for landing or repairing ships

    :  a ship's or boat's berth between two piers

    :  the act or an instance of departing secretly or hurriedly

  1. :  a small shoot or twig cut for planting or grafting :  scion

    :  descendant, offspring

    :  a long narrow strip of material

  1. :  to take cuttings from (a plant) :  divide into slips

  1. :  a mixture of finely divided clay and water used especially by potters (as for casting or decorating wares or in cementing separately formed parts)

  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

  1. :  an open-meshed fabric twisted, knotted, or woven together at regular intervals

    :  something made of net: such as

    :  a device for catching fish, birds, or insects

  1. :  to cover or enclose with or as if with a net

    :  to catch in or as if in a net

    :  to cover with or as if with a network

  1. :  free from all charges or deductions: such as

    :  remaining after the deduction of all charges, outlay, or loss — compare gross

    :  excluding all tare

  1. :  to receive by way of profit :  clear

    :  to produce by way of profit :  yield

    :  to get possession of :  gain

  1. :  a net amount, profit, weight, or price

    :  the score of a golfer in a handicap match after deducting his or her handicap from the gross score

    :  essence, gist

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up slip/fall through the net? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!