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 ?
As for you, coxswain, these are your orders; attend to them, for the ship is in your hands; turn her head away from these steaming rapids and hug the rock, or she will give you the slip and be over yonder before you know where you are, and you will be the death of us.