give somebody the slip

give (one) the slip

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