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be slipping

To fail to do something as well as one normally does. This dish tastes strange—I think the chef is slipping.
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be ˈslipping

(informal) (of somebody’s behaviour or performance) not be as good, tidy, efficient, etc. as usual; not be up to somebody’s usual high standard: You’re slipping, Edwina: this letter is full of typing errors.That’s three times he’s beaten me — I must be slipping!
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Our conversations usually take place as I am slipping into sleep and leave me wondering if my mother, alone now at 95 and after more than 60 years of marriage, does the same.
Things that move Fargnoli most, as mentioned above, old age and poverty, allow her to talk a broader look at the existence itself, give her voice a certain volume: "I am slipping on the scree on my mountain, / I am sliding, my knees give, my hips.
What I fight is this certainty: I am slipping along toward erasure, toward no body.
And in the relative quiet that follows, just as I am slipping the bag into a camo coat pocket, I first see the buck.
The closer it gets to the middle of the season," Coulthard admitted yesterday, "the more I feel I am going the wrong way because I am slipping behind the championship leader.
When we get more Forum letters about Shakira than any other topic, I can't help but think I am slipping hopelessly out of touch with our readership.
The reason why I am slipping down the rankings is because I'm not winning tournaments.
If I am slipping that way, I've got techniques I use to stop it.
I only worry about nude scenes if I feel I am slipping out of character and doing then for titillation.
I need a win because I am slipping down the order," he admitted.