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English definition of “slip through sb's fingers”

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slip through sb's fingers

If you allow an opportunity or a person to slip through your fingers, you lose it, him, or her through not taking care or making an effort: You're surely not going to let a job/man like that slip through your fingers!
Translations of “slip through sb's fingers”
in Chinese (Traditional) (機會或某人)被錯過…
in Chinese (Simplified) (机会或某人)被错过…
(Definition of slip through sb's fingers from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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