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!