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Fall between the cracks

Posted by Gordonw on April 27, 2003

In Reply to: Fall between the cracks posted by R. Berg on April 21, 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.

: Sometimes the expression is "fall through the cracks," which better matches the route that small objects really take when falling.
>Exactly. 'Between the cracks' is solid ground, surely!