fall through the cracks

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fall through the cracks

To go unnoticed or undealt with; to be unintentionally neglected or ignored, especially in a corporate, political, or social system. Because so many other social issues take priority for the government, such as drug addiction and unemployment, the welfare of children in the foster system very often ends up falling through the cracks. We were all so busy drawing up the contracts for this new deal that the thank-you dinner we'd promised to our interns simply fell through the cracks.
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fall through the cracks

also slip through the cracks
to be not noticed or dealt with Obviously too many young people fall through the cracks in the healthcare system.
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fall/slip through the cracks

to get lost or be forgotten, especially within a system It seems that important information given to the police may have fallen through the cracks.
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fall through the cracks

To pass unnoticed, neglected, or unchecked: "In the past, many learning disabled children fell through the cracks" (Judith Harkness Richardson).
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