give (one) the slip

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give (one) the slip

To evade or escape one. The burglar gave us the slip, but we're in pursuit.
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give someone the slip

Sl. to escape from a pursuer. We were on his tail until he gave us the slip. I can give her the slip in no time at all.
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give the slip

Escape or evade someone. For example, He saw the rival gang approaching but managed to give them the slip. [Mid-1500s]
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give someone the slip

evade or escape from someone. informal
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give somebody the ˈslip

(informal) get away from somebody who is following you: The police were chasing us but we managed to give them the slip.
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give someone the slip

tv. to escape from a pursuer. We were on his tail until he gave us the slip.
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give (someone) the slip

Slang
To escape the pursuit of.
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References in classic literature ?
The other was too quick for her-- discovered her, sir, and (as the saying is) gave her the slip.
Ant ran into Lin, 25, at the Funky Buddha club on Tuesday night - but after she made some unsavoury moves, he gave her the slip.
She then chased the petrified thug for more than 100 yards before he gave her the slip in Edinburgh's Causewayside.