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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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"I have been waiting for this game since we lost to them the first time because I felt like we let one slip away," Dennis said.
We let one slip away from us and we don't want to let that happen again."
CORVALLIS - Oregon State let one slip away on Saturday.
Jose Mourinho appeared to be playing for a draw, and he got what he wanted, but he probably knows that he let one slip away, as Real Madrid settled for a 1-1 draw at Lyon.
Off to a solid start this season despite missing Taylor Twellman and Steve Ralston, New England let one slip away last night on the wet turf of Gillette Stadium.
"After losing to Grant by 4 points early in the year, we felt we let one slip away and wanted some revenge.
"You've got to give credit to Graeme McDowell, the way he played but, from my point of view, I felt like I let one slip away there."
"We feel like we let one slip away there," Sutherlin coach Josh Grotting said.
The White Sox returned to Great American Ball Park for the first time since 2009 and let one slip away with the help of a misplay in the bottom of the eighth.
Winterstein admitted the Highlanders almost let one slip away.