Meaning of “slip through the net” in the English Dictionary

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"slip through the net" in British English

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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 to protect the mentally ill, but now and then someone does slip through the net.

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

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