be slipping

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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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References in classic literature ?
In the mean time I cautiously transferred myself from the limb down which I had been slipping to a couple of others that were near it, deeming two strings to my bow better than one, and taking care to test their strength before I trusted my weight to them.