slip/fall through the net

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of slip/fall through the net

: 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

slip play
  1. : to move with a smooth sliding motion

  2. : to move quietly and cautiously : steal

  3. : elapse, pass

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

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

  3. : the act or an instance of departing secretly or hurriedly

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

  2. : descendant, offspring

  3. : 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)

fall play
  1. : to descend freely by the force of gravity

  2. : to hang freely

  3. : to drop oneself to a lower position

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

  2. : a falling out, off, or away : dropping

  3. : the season when leaves fall from trees : autumn

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

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

  2. : something made of net: such as

  3. : a device for catching fish, birds, or insects

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

  2. : to catch in or as if in a net

  3. : to cover with or as if with a network

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

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

  3. : excluding all tare

  1. : to receive by way of profit : clear

  2. : to produce by way of profit : yield

  3. : to get possession of : gain

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

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

  3. : essence, gist


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