slip (one's) mind

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slip (one's) mind

To be forgotten, especially of an obligation. I'm sorry I didn't call you back sooner, it totally slipped my mind.
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slip one's mind

[for something that was to be remembered] to be forgotten. I meant to go to the grocery store on the way home, but it slipped my mind. My birthday slipped my mind. I guess I wanted to forget it.
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slip one's mind

Be overlooked or forgotten, as in I meant to pick up the wine but it slipped my mind. This idiom was first recorded about 1340.
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slip your mind

If something slips your mind, you forget it. I was supposed to call her this morning and it slipped my mind. The reason for my visit had obviously slipped his mind.
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slip somebody’s ˈmemory/ˈmind

forget about something or forget to do something: I was supposed to go to the dentist today, but it completely slipped my mind.
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This seems to be a fact that Mr MacDonald has let slip his mind and he should take a leaf out of Mr Berman's book and respond to a constituent or even acknowledge them when an issue has been brought to his attention.
And he certainly must be the first science teacher to let the germ theory slip his mind.
Because it seems that, if Rio is anything like his little brother, the chances are the meeting did just slip his mind.
Therefore, did it conveniently slip his mind that it now clashes with the greater pounds 20,000 Reading Masters?
Michael, 32, lets household chores slip his mind too - even though he can reel off a list of 740 randomly chosen numbers after staring at a page for a few minutes.
THERE'S precious little Atli Edvaldsson doesn't know about Scottish football but anything that does slip his mind will be hammered back into it by his big brother.