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English definition of “slip through”

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 medications was supposed to be covered by insurance, things slipped through the cracks a lot.
(Definition of slip through from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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