E como vocês traduziram as sentenças compartilhadas pelo Thomas?
I had a client who was too crazy to be in jail but too well to be in a psychiatric hospital. He slipped through the cracks.
A friend, as a child, wanted to join a youth group that required the participation of both parents. He lived with his father, but his mother was dead. His request for membership was refused and he slipped through the cracks. Twenty years later he was still bitter, and I understand perfectly.
An American student, who spoke Portuguese, applied for a student visit to Brazil offered by the Rotary International. The club sponsoring the trip was very pleased with the student's application, but he lived outside the club's zone and there was no such program in the area where the student lived. He was not sent to Brazil. He slipped through the cracks.
Fiquei sem entender a expressão idiomática nos contextos acima!