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slide off

To slip along the surface of something and fall off. All of the toppings slid off my ice cream sundae before I could take a single bite! Be careful, or that stack of books will slide right off the table.
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slide into (one's)/the DMs

slang To successfully flirt with someone via direct message (DM) on social media. If you're trying to slide into your crush's DMs, don't use a cheesy pick-up line. A: "I just slid into the DMs and asked her out on a date." B: "Wow, I can't believe that actually worked!"
See also: DM, slide

let (something or someone) slide

To choose not to take any action to correct or improve a particular situation or someone's actions or behavior. I find it so frustrating that my wife is always willing to let the kids slide when they misbehave, meaning I have to be the bad guy and enforce the rules. I've been meaning to paint the shed all summer, but I keep letting it slide.
See also: let, slide

let things slide

To let a situation become worse over time through inaction or incompetence. All of our credit cards are maxed out, and we missed our mortgage payment last month—how have we let things slide so badly?
See also: let, slide, thing

let someone slide by

Fig. to permit someone to get past a barrier or a challenge too easily. You let too many students slide by. You need to be more rigorous. Don't let even one unqualified person slide by!
See also: by, let, slide

let something ride

Fig. to allow something to continue or remain as it is. It isn't the best plan, but we'll let it ride. I disagree with you, but I'll let it ride.
See also: let, ride

let something slip by

 and let something slide by 
1. Lit to permit something to move quickly by oneself. He let the ball slip by and he knew he had better get the next one. The careless cashier let the leaky milk carton slide by.
2. Fig. to forget or miss an important time or date. I'm sorry I just let your birthday slip by. I let it slide by accidentally.
3. Fig. to waste a period of time. You wasted the whole day by letting it slip by. We were having fun, and we let the time slide by.
See also: by, let, slip

let something slip (out)

Fig. to reveal a secret carelessly or by accident. I didn't let it slip out on purpose. It was an accident. John let the plans slip when he was talking to Bill.
See also: let, slip

let things slide

 and let something slide
Fig. to ignore the things that one is supposed to do; to fall behind in the doing of one's work. I am afraid that I let the matter slide while I was recovering from my operation. If I let things slide for even one day, I get hopelessly behind in my work.
See also: let, slide, thing

slide along

to slip or glide along. The sled slid along at a good clip down the gently sloping hill. We slid along on the icy roads and had a hard time stopping and turning.
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slide around

to slip or skid around. Many cars slide around on the roads when they are icy. The pedestrians were sliding around on the icy pavement.
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slide by

to get along with a minimum of effort. she didn't do a lot of workshe just slid by. Don't just slide by. Put in some effort.
See also: by, slide

slide down from something

to slip down on something from a higher place. Beth slid down from the top of the mound. The boys slid down from the roof of the shed and got their pants all dirty.
See also: down, slide

slide down something

to slip down something, such as a pole. The fire captain slid down the pole and ran to the engine. Please don't slide down the stairs. You'll ruin the carpet.
See also: down, slide

slide into something

to slip or glide into something, as a car going into a ditch. It was raining hard, and car after car slid into the ditch at the sharp turn near Wagner Road. Mary's car slid right into the side of a bus.
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slide out of something

to slip or glide out of something without much effort. Mary slid out of the car and ran to the front door. The CD-ROM slid out of the computer.
See also: of, out, slide

slide over something

to slip or glide over something. The car almost slid over the edge of the cliff. We almost slid over the edge.
See also: over, slide

slide something around

to push, twist, or turn something around. (The thing must be movable, but not often on wheels.) Please slide the carton around and look at the address on the other side. Can you slide the refrigerator around so I can clean the back of it?
See also: around, slide

slide something into something

 and slide something in
to insert something into something effortlessly. Henry slid the end of the seat-belt buckle into its holder and started the car. slide in the buckle and make sure it's tight.
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slide something out of something

 and slide something out
to cause something to slip or glide out of something without much effort. The hunter slid his knife out of its sheath and got ready to skin the deer. He slid out the heavy box.
See also: of, out, slide

let ride

Also, let slide. Allow something to be ignored or to take or continue in its natural course. For example, Bill disagreed with Mary's description, but he let it ride, or He had a way of letting things slide. The first term, alluding to things moving along as though they were riding a horse or vehicle, dates from the early 1900s; the variant, using slide in the sense of "pass by," dates from the late 1500s. Also see under let slip.
See also: let, ride

let slip

1. Also, let slip or slide by ; let slide. Miss an opportunity; waste time. For example, We forgot to buy a ticket and let our big chance slip by, or He let the whole day slide by. The first term dates from the mid-1500s, the variant from the late 1500s.
2. Also, let slip out. Reveal something, usually inadvertently, as in He let it slip out that he had applied for the vacant position. [Mid-1800s]
3. let slip through one's fingers. Fail to seize an opportunity, as in We could have won the trophy but we let it slip through our fingers. [First half of 1600s]
See also: let, slip

let something slide

negligently allow something to deteriorate.
See also: let, slide, something

let slip

To say inadvertently.
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