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English definition of “slip through sb's fingers”

slip through sb's fingers

If you allow an opportunity or a person to slip through your fingers, you lose it or them through not taking care or making an effort: You're surely not going to let a job/man like that slip through your fingers!Losing and lossWinning and losing
(Definition of slip through sb's fingers from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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