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.

Examples of slip/fall through the net in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although the news conference is heavily choreographed, some questions – which Mr. Putin didn’t answer – appeared to slip through the net, appearing on screens around the hall. Harriet Morris, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Dec. 2023 When the threes aren’t falling, the answer is to keep jacking up more, rather than attacking the hoop, getting to the line, and actually having the mental benefit of seeing a shot fall through the net once in a while. Chad Finn,, 30 May 2023 The ball hit the glass but didn’t fall through the net, allowing the Bulldogs to escape with a 74-73 victory. Jeff Vorva,, 21 Mar. 2022 The world must be ready to meet the viruses that slip through the net. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 28 Apr. 2022 The reliance on self-testing will mean more cases slip through the net, but the authorities have accepted this reality. Simon Willis, Fortune, 19 Jan. 2022 No one can be certain just how many people slip through the net. Dudley Althaus, San Antonio Express-News, 26 June 2021 Their best guess is that 24,723,650 packages of illicit pharmaceuticals slip through the net annually. Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling, The New Republic, 23 June 2021 Chancellor Kurz vowed to shed light on how a man whose militant aspirations had come to the attention of the authorities in 2018 was able to slip through the net. Katrin Bennhold, New York Times, 3 Nov. 2020

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“Slip/fall through the net.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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