fall between the cracks
Also, fall through the cracks or between two stools. Be neglected or overlooked; also, not fit either of two alternatives. For example, Please make sure that either our department or yours deals with this account, lest it fall between the cracks, or Trying to be both teacher and parent, she fell between two stools. The variant using stools, with its image of a person falling to the ground between two chairs instead of sitting down on one or the other, was already a proverb in ancient times; in English it was first recorded about 1390.
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In sorting notes it is necessary to be able readily to distinguish between notes of this bank and notes of other reserve banks.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
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He thrust his tiny tuft of beard between his teeth—a trick he had when perplexed or thoughtful.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
To Harrison and his wife there was no distinction between the executive and judicial branches of the law.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden