slip off


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slip off

1. To escape or depart for some location quietly or in secret. Sometimes followed by "to (some place)." I felt really uncomfortable in the group of strangers, so I slipped off when everyone was distracted. We decided to skip the meeting and slipped off to the movies instead.
2. To quickly, easily, or delicately remove an article of clothing. (In this form, a noun can be used between "slip" and "off.") She slipped her shoes and jacket off and made her way noiselessly up the stairs.
See also: off, slip

slip something off

to let an item of clothing slide off one's body; to remove an item of clothing easily or casually. He slipped his coat off and put it on a chair. she slipped off her shoes and relaxed.
See also: off, slip

slip off (to some place)

to sneak away to some place. Judy and Jeff slipped off to the movies unnoticed. They slipped off and no one saw them leave.
See also: off, slip

slip off

((of) someone or something) to fall away from or off someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The jacket slipped off of Sally, but she grabbed it before it hit the floor. she hung the jacket on the back of the chair, but it slipped off.
See also: off, slip

slip off

v.
To remove some article of clothing quickly or easily: They slipped off their shoes. I reached for my ring and slipped it off.
See also: off, slip
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However, it has emerged that it was the Duchess herself who had ordered a size too small, thinking that later when she loses weight, the precious ring would not slip off.
He was then caught in Fiji but managed to slip off the isle by boat before being seized again in neighbouring Vanuatu.
And 12 runs later Gillespie was caught by Brian Lara at slip off Nixon Mclean for 23.
Fifteen to 30 minutes later, the peel will slip off as cleanly as a tangerine's, Baker says.
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They will slip off and do something quite discreet.
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A source said: "They are extremely private and just wanted to slip off and do it without any fuss.