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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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They cling to the steep, rocky hill rising from the bay, as if they themselves are boulders that are slipping into the sea.
Kimber's September 14, 2006, news release about a driving fatality suggests that proper management oversight and controls are slipping.