slip through the cracks

slip through the cracks

To go unnoticed or undealt with; to be unintentionally neglected or ignored, especially in a corporate, political, or social system. With other issues like drug addiction and unemployment taking priority for the government, the welfare of children in the foster system very often slips through the cracks. We were all so busy drawing up the contracts for this new deal that the appreciation dinner we'd promised to our interns simply slipped through the cracks.
See also: crack, slip, through
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Hall plays the title character of ``Dexter,'' a sociopathic forensics investigator who kills serial killers who slip through the cracks of the legal system.
By opening our doors to design engineers and project developers, we're providing a test venue for good ideas that might otherwise slip through the cracks.
So maybe the MTA should fire the attorneys who are responsible for letting this slip through the cracks and hire someone who will look out for the people.
With an influx in both job openings and the applications to fit those needs, human resource departments need to scale quickly to ensure that top applicants do not slip through the cracks.
However, one local family law attorney said he has not seen any of his clients receive the tax rebate checks, adding that there are parents owing money who seem to slip through the cracks.
A qualified inspector will find additional defects that slip through the cracks of the construction and building inspection processes.
Nothing need slip through the cracks as customers now have a simple and effective way to capture and automatically organize their important information.
As a result of that practice, hundreds if not thousands of suspects slip through the cracks and escape justice, officials believe.
Parents should be pounding on the doors of their state legislators who allowed this shameful program with no controls, no oversight and no accountability to slip through the cracks.