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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She had vowed revenge towards him for killing her family but he managed to give her the slip in the end.
Although AvA[c] first claims she's headed to visit her grandmother in Ruse, her story changes so many times until Kamen a himself traveling to the funeral of a friend who committed suicide a decides it's best to give her the slip.
When the pregnant blonde tries to give her the slip, she's captured and chained up in a caravan with Martha.
The thug, 17, was reported to be brandishing a screwdriver in the street and, when Wpc Kelly Morgan turned up, he clearly thought he could give her the slip - unaware she is a marathon champion.
She thinks I'm her ex-boyfriend called Trevor and have changed my name to give her the slip.