give the slip
give the slip
- to get away
- to escape from someone
- to evade someone
- The police were on the criminal’s trail but in the end he managed to give them the slip.
- A huge media contingent was waiting for him but the celebrity gave them the slip by exiting quietly through the back door.
- All of us chased the thief but he managed to give us the slip by climbing over the high wall.
- The security team thought they had the intruder cornered, but with a slick manoeuvre, he gave them the slip.
- The player managed to give the defenders of the opposing team the slip and scored an important goal for his team.
- The streaker gave the guards the slip and ran into the field, holding up the play for almost ten minutes.
- The police chased him throughout the country for three days but the convict finally managed to give them the slip and vanished.
- The prisoners were supposed to be shifted to a different enclosure that day, but during the transit, they managed to give their captors the slip and vanished into the wilderness.
The phrase originated around the mid 1500s.
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