slip by


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slip by

 
1. and slip by someone or something to move by someone or something quickly or unnoticed; to move through a tight area or past someone or something in a tight area. The hall was narrow, and I could hardly have slipped by.
2. [for time] to pass quickly or unnoticed. Goodness, almost an hour has slipped by! How time flies. The entire workday slipped by before I knew it.
See also: slip

slip by

v.
1. To pass someone or something gradually, easily, or without being noticed: The thief slipped by the guards. Time slips by when you're enjoying yourself.
2. To pass something by someone or something gradually, easily, or without being noticed: We slipped the key by the guards.
See also: slip