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let slip away

1. To allow a period of time to pass or be spent idly or without notice. A noun or pronoun is used between "slip" and "away." I don't want to let the whole summer slip away without going anywhere nice for a vacation. Sorry, I got distracted playing my game and ended up letting the afternoon slip away.
2. To allow someone or something that one desires leave or be taken from one, especially due to negligence or inattentiveness. A noun or pronoun is used between "slip" and "away." I let you slip away from me once before in my life, and I've never stopped regretting it. I won't let that happen again.
3. To fail to capitalize on some opportunity. A noun or pronoun is used between "slip" and "away." What are you waiting for, call them back! Don't let such an amazing chance slip away!
See also: away, let, slip
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"Now that he's sober and she's giving him a second chance, he refuses to let her slip away again, and he's asked her to move in," (https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/03/ben-affleck-girlfriend-lindsay-shookus-talk-about-moving-in-together-again/) an alleged source told the outlet.
IN FOCUS STEPHEN SELBIE AGE: 58 FROM: Huddersfield WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL?: Jack Nicklaus - A fantastic golf professional who treats people without judgement WHAT IS YOUR THEME TUNE?: Never Let Her Slip Away by Andrew Gold IF YOU WERE A DRINK WHAT WOULD YOU BE?: A gin and tonic WHAT THINGS DON'T YOU LIKE?: Insincerity WHAT WAS THE LAST ITEM OF CLOTHING YOU BOUGHT?: This shirt I'm wearing right now WHAT WOULD BE YOUR SUPER POWER?: To see the best in people WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE RIGHT NOW?: The Royal Cape Town golf club playing golf with my wife Beer festival bar staff - Tony, Allison, Mark, David and Dave 241116 Cowan 12.jpg What time is last orders?
Whitney Houston with I Will Always Love You was Y on the way up, as were Heaven 17 Temptation (Brothers In Rhythm Remix), Undercover with Never Let Her Slip Away, and Michael Jackson with Heal The World.
For example, in "The Kind of Love You Never Recover From," she writes "At times like this when the moon is right,/When the air is foggy like it is tonight,/He'll think about what might have been/If he had not let her slip away from him." It's not the sentiment she focuses on, but the sense of what could have been.
We agreed further resuscitation attempts weren't going to be successful and we agreed to let her slip away."
Who had hits with the songs Lonely Boy and Never let her slip away??
Emotion-laced chord changes impressed on If Gave It All Away and I Can't Believe Let Her Slip Away.
Mum Kay could not let her slip away and pressed for further radiotherapy treatment, realising there was a risk of long-term problems and facial disfigurement.
1 Which US singer-songwriter, whose hits in the 1970s included Lonely Boy and Never Let Her Slip Away, died in Los Angeles at the age of 59 in June 2011?