slip past

slip past someone or something

to sneak or move past someone or something unnoticed. It is impossible to slip past the armed guards and metal detectors. Do you think lean slip past the doorway without being seen?
See also: past, slip

slip someone or something past someone or something

to cause someone or something to move past someone or something unnoticed; to manage to get something past the scrutiny of someone. I slipped another one of my friends past the usher into the theater. Do you think I can slip this sausage past the customs officers? I slipped a note past the guard.
See also: past, slip
References in classic literature ?
Thus cursed Zarathustra impatiently in his heart, and considered how with averted look he might slip past the black man.
He felt, however, that great prudence was necessary, or he himself might become the victim of some enchantment; and he was thankful to slip past the dragons, and enter a beautiful park, with clear streams and sweet flowers, and a crowd of men and maidens.
As soon as he grabs me the rest of you can slip past him, out of his reach, and he will soon let me go because I am not fit to eat.
As to countenance--a wizened, wrinkled, sunburned face, and long, sleek locks of scanty gray hair; as to character--an incredible mixture of homely sense and sheer silliness; of a rich man's overbearing ways, and a total lack of manners; just the kind of husband who is almost entirely led by his wife, yet imagines himself to be the master; apt to domineer in trifles, and to let more important things slip past unheeded--there you have the man!
He was terribly concerned and bitterly grieved to see the hours, which he had hoped to find so sweet, slip past without the presence of the young Swedish girl.
he called, seeing William Pepper slip past in the wake of the soup with a pamphlet beneath his arm, "We're counting on you to open the ball.
I FEEL I cannot let this opportunity slip past without saying Thank you very much.
Heinz Harald Frentzen had a bad start and left the door open for Alesi to take the lead, Johnny Herbert and Gianni Morbidelli also took the opportunity to slip past, leaving Frentzen in fourth.
Frankie Unwin put in some good yards to slip past the opposition for a try and defended well earning him best tackler award.
The Rock Around the Clock star had to disguise his face behind a hat and dark glasses to slip past the throng, after performing to more than 5,000 screaming fans at the Gaumont Theatre.
It blocks porn sites and rough language that would slip past BeNetSafe, spokesman Peter Feriolo said.
When the stress increases enough along these rock bound aries, the rocks slip past one another and an earthquake occurs.
local time, deep beneath the seafloor west of Sumatra, two of Earth's tectonic plates began to slip past one another, releasing stress that had built up between the overlapping slabs for decades.
THE Red Rose county can justifiably be called bottlers after they allowed Surrey to slip past them in the first Twenty20 Cup semi-final at Edgbaston on Saturday.
An anonymous GOP senator has blocked a bill to ban plastic guns which terrorists could slip past airport metal detectors.