Welcome to English in a minute. Falling is no fun, you can get hurt. Falling through the cracks sounds even worse. But is that what is really happening here?
Let’s listen. Hey, did you have time to look at my script? Right, your script! Sorry, i’ve been so busy that reading your script kind of fell through the cracks.
No problem. I know when i’m busy, things fall through the cracks all the time. Well, i have time now.
So, i’ll take a look at it. When something falls through the cracks, it is forgotten or overlooked.
In our example, Anna was so busy she forgot to read a script. Often we use this expression for serious issues, such as when people are lost or forgotten in a large system . And that's English in a minute