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.
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The webinar will provide retailers with an in-depth discussion of topics including the latest technologies that companies should use to measure performance, where the responsibility should fall for broken Web applications, and how to prevent potential customers from slipping through the cracks of poorly monitored online retail sites.
These reductions could result in some cases slipping through the cracks.