Meaning of “slip through sb's fingers” in the English Dictionary

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"slip through sb's fingers" in British English

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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 shouldn't let a job/man like that slip through your fingers!

(Definition of “slip through sb's fingers” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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