give someone the slip

give someone the slip informal evade or escape from someone.
Main Entry: slip

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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  • give someone the slip — give (someone) the slip informal to escape from someone who is with you, following you, or watching you. There was a man following me when I left the office, but I gave him the slip on the crowded main street …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone the slip — (informal) ESCAPE FROM, get away from, evade, dodge, elude, lose, shake off, throw off (the scent), get clear of. → slip * * * give someone the slip To escape from someone, usu by cunning • • • Main Entry: ↑slip * * * give someone the slip… …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone the slip — tv. to escape from a pursuer. □ We were on his tail until he gave us the slip. □ I can give her the slip in no time at all …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • give someone the slip — informal we gave Murphy the slip and headed for the docks Syn: escape from, get away from, evade, dodge, elude, lose, shake off, throw off (the scent), get clear of …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • give someone the slip — informal evade or escape from someone. → slip …   English new terms dictionary

  • give someone the slip — informal to escape from someone who is following or chasing you …   English dictionary

  • give someone the slip — idi to elude a pursuer; escape from someone …   From formal English to slang

  • give smb the slip — escape from someone The bank robbers were able to give the police the slip at first but they were soon caught …   Idioms and examples

  • give the slip — give (someone) the slip informal : to escape (someone) : to get away from (someone) The intruder ran from the police and gave them the slip. • • • Main Entry: ↑slip …   Useful english dictionary

  • give the slip — give (someone) the slip informal to escape from someone who is with you, following you, or watching you. There was a man following me when I left the office, but I gave him the slip on the crowded main street …   New idioms dictionary


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