slip through the cracks

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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
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When not solving crimes, Dexter's committing them, offing serial killers who have slipped through the cracks of the legal system.
In 2004, for example, more than 82,000 Minnesota students who scored poorly on state tests may have slipped through the cracks.
Pro Recruit Network is providing another alternative to find the uncovered gem that may have slipped through the cracks.
And while a couple of solid ones have slipped through the cracks -- Dennis Haysbert on both `24' and `The Unit,' Andre Braugher on the short-lived `Thief' -- more often the black acting community is the recipient of lip service.
Over years, school systems have escaped scrutiny because a number of students have pulled the entire district forward" without looking at other populations, such as minority and/or poor students, who might have slipped through the cracks, he says.
These voracious little devils can - and have - literally slipped through the cracks and attacked some of the country's most treasured landmarks.
An audit of the assessor's entire property database also is planned to make sure other properties haven't slipped through the cracks.
With just a single transaction using 9ci's software, we collected $74,000 in excess cash discounts that normally would have slipped through the cracks.
brought this information to the public, we fear it could have slipped through the cracks,'' said Manuel Godoy, a member of the city's Historical Commission.
She added that she reorganized the department when she took over in July, and the project may have temporarily slipped through the cracks.