give 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

To escape the pursuit of.
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Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford hinted that Give The Slip could well be back for another attack on the race next year.
Marienbard worked alongside travelling companion Hatha Anna, the pair covering the last five furlongs of their spin in a time of around a minute, while Give The Slip followed on two furlongs behind.
As Dettori eased his mount in front off the home turn, Mick Kinane had to produce the favourite wide of Give The Slip, costing him a critical half length.
8-13 Galileo, 2-1 Fantastic Light, 12-1 Bach, 16-1 Rebelline, 25-1 Give The Slip, 50 bar
Being a big striding horse, Galileo has to get in a rhythm and the fact that he followed Fantastic Light and Give The Slip might answer why he was beaten.
He needs a good pace in a race at a mile and a quarter and Give The Slip does a good job," the trainer said.
IN-FORM trainer Amanda Perrett can score with GIVE THE SLIP (8.
The List Last six three-year-olds to win Ebor 1991 Deposki (Michael Stoute/Francis Norton) 12-1 1995 Sanmartino (Barry Hills/Willie Carson) 8-1 1996 Clerkenwell (Michael Stoute/Fergal Lynch) 17-2 1998 Tuning (Henry Cecil/Kieren Fallon) 9-2f 2000 Give The Slip (pictured) (Amanda Perrett/Pat Eddery) 8-1 2001 Mediterranean (Aidan O'Brien/Mick Kinane) 16-1 All mixed up Rearrange the letters to reveal the name of a recent winner of the Juddmonte International Stakes Reconcile It To Us (16) Answer on page 20 Compiled by John Randall, Nicholas Godfrey and David Dew
Godolphin are also triple-handed with Fantastic Light, Sakhee and Give The Slip.
Yorkshire Cup victor Marienbard heads the Dubai team's hopefuls this time around, who also include Give The Slip, Mutafaweq and Hatha Anna.
Godolphin are to use Give The Slip as the pacemaker for Fantastic Light.
It's a close call but I just prefer the chances of globetrotting Fantastic Light, who bounded clear of stablemate Give The Slip in his final gallop on the Limekilns on Thursday morning.
That second string was former Ebor winner Give The Slip, and he would have a subtle but significant role to play in the outcome.
l Godolphin are to use Give The Slip as pacemaker for Galileo's chief rival, Fantastic Light, in tomorrow's Ascot showpiece.
Former trainer Guy Harwood must be mighty proud of his daughter Amanda Perrett's exploits this season and Give The Slip (3.