a slip of a thing

a slip of a boy/girl/thing a small, slim young person.
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  • slip — Ⅰ. slip [1] ► VERB (slipped, slipping) 1) lose one s balance or footing and slide unintentionally for a short distance. 2) accidentally slide or move out of position or from someone s grasp. 3) fail to grip or make proper contact with a surface.… …   English terms dictionary

  • slip — [[t]slɪ̱p[/t]] ♦♦ slips, slipping, slipped 1) VERB If you slip, you accidentally slide and lose your balance. He had slipped on an icy pavement... Be careful not to slip. Syn: slide 2) VERB If something slips, it slides out of place or out of… …   English dictionary

  • slip — I. /slɪp / (say slip) verb (slipped or, Archaic, slipt, slipped, slipping) –verb (i) 1. to pass or go smoothly or easily; glide; slide: water slips off a smooth surface. 2. to slide suddenly and involuntarily, as on a smooth surface; to lose one… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Slip — Slip, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Slipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slipping}.] [OE. slippen; akin to LG. & D. slippen, MHG. slipfen (cf. Dan. slippe, Sw. slippa, Icel. sleppa), and fr. OE. slipen, AS. sl[=i]pan (in comp.), akin to G. schleifen to slide, glide …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slip|per — slip|per1 «SLIHP uhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a light, low shoe that is slipped on easily: »She has pretty dancing slippers and comfortable bedroom slippers. 2. a person or thing that slips. –v.t. to hit or beat with a slipper. ╂[< slip1, verb +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thing — noun 1 used instead of the name of an object ADJECTIVE ▪ basic, essential ▪ I need to buy a few basic things like bread and milk. VERB + THING ▪ make ▪ He make …   Collocations dictionary

  • slip — slip1 W2S3 [slıp] v past tense and past participle slipped present participle slipping ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(fall or slide)¦ 2¦(go somewhere)¦ 3¦(put something somewhere)¦ 4¦(give something to somebody)¦ 5¦(move)¦ 6¦(knife)¦ 7¦(get worse)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slip — 01. He broke his arm when he [slipped] on a bar of soap in the shower, and fell. 02. His grandmother [slipped] a five dollar bill into his hand, and told him to buy himself a little present. 03. I wrote my friend s new phone number on a [slip] of …   Grammatical examples in English

  • slip — Synonyms and related words: Mystik tape, Scotch tape, accord, adhesive tape, administer, adolescent, advance, afford, afghan, allot, allow, amplitude, anchor, anchorage, anchorage ground, atrocity, avalanche, avoidance, avoiding reaction, award,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • slip of the tongue — say the wrong thing at the wrong time His insult to the customer was a major slip of the tongue …   Idioms and examples

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