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Fall between the cracks

Posted by ESC on April 21, 2003

In Reply to: Fall between the cracks posted by celia on April 20, 2003

: Hi,

: Could anyone tell me the meaning of the following sentence?

: "This book will attempt to dwell on those aspects which tend to fall between the cracks of these more familiar types of approaches."

: Thanks a lot.

: Celia

The book will deal with aspects that have been overlooked since the main focus has been on more familiar approaches.

"Fall between the cracks" is a common phrase but I couldn't find it in my references. The image I get is a pile of grain on a table and some of the grains falling off the table and down between the cracks of the floor boards.