fall through/between the cracks

fall through/between the cracks
fall through/between the cracks (also slip through/between the cracks)
: to fail to be noticed or included with others

Parents are concerned that children who have trouble in school will fall through the cracks in the school system. [=will not be given the help they need; will graduate without anyone noticing that they are unable to do the work]

The program is meant to help workers who may have slipped through the cracks [=who may have not been included in other programs] because of their age.

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Main Entry:crack
fall through/between the cracks — see crack, 2
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