slip through

  • 1 slip through — UK US slip through Phrasal Verb with slip({{}}/slɪp/ verb ( pp ) ► [I or T] to fail to be noticed, resulting in problems: »It is too easy for problems to slip through because there is no clear regulator at the top. »Although the cost of the… …

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  • 2 slip through — PHRASAL VERB If something slips through a set of checks or rules, it is accepted when in fact it should not be. [V P n] ...hardened trouble makers who have slipped through the security checks... [V P] The slightest little bit of inattention can… …

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  • 3 slip through — phr verb Slip through is used with these nouns as the object: ↑net …

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  • 4 slip through the net — slip through the net/cracks/ phrase to fail to be caught or protected by the system that was intended to catch or protect you A lot of poor people are slipping through the net because they don’t know what they’re entitled to. Thesaurus: forgetful …

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  • 5 slip through (your) fingers — 1. if something you hope to achieve slips through your fingers, you do not manage to achieve it. He has seen the world championship slip through his fingers twice. This is my big chance to make a career in journalism. I can t let it slip through… …

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  • 6 slip through your fingers — phrase if something such as a chance, opportunity, or prize slips through your fingers, you fail to get it or to take advantage of it This prestigious award has slipped through their fingers yet again. let something slip through your fingers: You …

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  • 7 slip through one's fingers — If something slips through one’s fingers it escapes or is lost through carelessness …

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  • 8 slip through/between the cracks — see ↑crack, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑slip …

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  • 9 slip through the cracks — (UK) If something slips through the cracks, it isn t noticed or avoids detection …

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  • 10 slip through the net — If something slips through the net, it isn t noticed or avoids detection …

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  • 11 slip through your fingers — if something such as a chance, opportunity, or prize slips through your fingers, you fail to get it or to take advantage of it This prestigious award has slipped through their fingers yet again. let something slip through your fingers: You mustn… …

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  • 12 slip through one's fingers — {v. phr.} To escape without someone s knowing how. * /Policemen surrounded the building, but the thief managed to slip through their fingers./ * /Mike earns a good wage, but he doesn t save a penny. Money just slips through his fingers./ …

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  • 13 slip through one's fingers — {v. phr.} To escape without someone s knowing how. * /Policemen surrounded the building, but the thief managed to slip through their fingers./ * /Mike earns a good wage, but he doesn t save a penny. Money just slips through his fingers./ …

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  • 14 slip\ through\ one's\ fingers — v. phr. To escape without someone s knowing how. Policemen surrounded the building, but the thief managed to slip through their fingers. Mike earns a good wage, but he doesn t save a penny. Money just slips through his fingers …

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  • 15 slip through the cracks — 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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  • 16 slip through the net — to not be caught or dealt with by the system that should be catching or dealing with you. The system is failing and mental patients who badly need help are still slipping through the net. Innocent people have been falsely convicted while the… …

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  • 17 slip through the cracks — verb to escape notice or lack sufficient attention Check inside each file carefully to make sure nothing slips through the cracks …

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  • 18 slip through the fingers — disappeared in a manner that is not clear …

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  • 19 slip through the cracks — …

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  • 20 let (something) slip through (your) fingers — 1. to waste an opportunity to achieve something. This is my big chance to make a career in journalism and I can t let it slip through my fingers. Usage notes: sometimes used without let: He has seen the world championship slip through his fingers …

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