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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References in classic literature ?
They were, in short, kept in anxiety and dread lest their uncle and master should give them the slip the moment he found himself somewhat better, and as they feared so it fell out.
Maya manages to give them the slip, but the women are in hot pursuit.
The 29-year-old had been detained by the store's security but managed to give them the slip and fled to the warehouse at the back of the store.
Instead of stopping, he starts a film-style chase to give them the slip. But why?
The accused, 20- yearold Muhammad Shadab of Usmanpur and 19- year- old Muhammad Mia of Khajuri Khas were arrested after a 10- year- old boy -- who had managed to give them the slip -- helped the police to track the accused.
Once reunited the brothers realise they aren't as young as they were when some kids steal their car radio and give them the slip - so they decide to ditch the hardman routine.
Fortunately I managed to give them the slip, but it left me feeling very upset.
But he managed to give them the slip and fled to Aberdeen where he carried out the sick assault.
He manages to give them the slip, rushes up to the balcony and stops the ceremony with seconds to spare.
But O'Neill managed to give them the slip, just as he did in 2010 when a former friend saw him shopping, and called police.
They became suspicious when he tried to give them the slip by hiding in a layby with his lights off.
And it's lucky for them that 23-year-old Bolt was only pretending to try to give them the slip outside a club in London's Soho yesterday.
The three youths followed the man from Laindon train station in Essex late on Friday, even though he tried to give them the slip.
But when they swooped, Munro managed to give them the slip.