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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 ​policenet. There are ​laws to ​protect the ​mentallyill, 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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