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slip through sb's fingers

If you ​allow an ​opportunity or a ​person to slip through ​yourfingers, 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 ​yourfingers!
(Definition of slip through sb's fingers from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “slip through sb's fingers”
in Chinese (Simplified) (机会或某人)被错过…
in Chinese (Traditional) (機會或某人)被錯過…
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