give (one) the slip

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give (one) the slip

To evade or escape one. The burglar gave us the slip, but we're in pursuit.
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give someone the slip

Sl. 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.
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give the slip

Escape or evade someone. For example, He saw the rival gang approaching but managed to give them the slip. [Mid-1500s]
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give someone the slip

evade or escape from someone. informal
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give somebody the ˈslip

(informal) get away from somebody who is following you: The police were chasing us but we managed to give them the slip.
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give someone the slip

tv. to escape from a pursuer. We were on his tail until he gave us the slip.
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give (someone) the slip

Slang
To escape the pursuit of.
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