give (one) the slip(redirected from give him the slip)
give (one) the slip
To evade or escape someone. The burglar did give us the slip, but don't worry, we're in pursuit.
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.
give the slip
Escape or evade someone. For example, He saw the rival gang approaching but managed to give them the slip. [Mid-1500s]
give (someone) the slipSlang
To escape the pursuit of.