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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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