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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “slip through the net”
in Chinese (Simplified) 漏网, 被漏掉…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漏網, 被漏掉…
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