give someone the slip

give (one) the slip

To evade or escape one. The burglar gave us the slip, but we're in pursuit.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

give someone the slip

evade or escape from someone. informal
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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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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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