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English definition of “slip through the net”

slip through the net

UK (US slip through the cracks)
to escape a punishment or be missed by a system that should deal with or protect you: Once again terrorists have slipped through the police net . There are laws there to protect the mentally ill , but now and then someone does slip through the net .Forgetting and forgetfulness
(Definition of slip through the net from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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