The British Idiom – Slip through the net
Definition of Slip through the net
To slip through the net means to avoid being caught or dealt with by whatever system should be catching or dealing with you.
Examples of Usage of Slip through the net
Many young drug addicts who should be getting the help that the government has earmarked for them are simply slipping through the net. Every person who is wrongly convicted of an offence means that one other person, the real criminal, has slipped through the net.
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