slip around

slip around

1. To slip, glide, or skid around some area, especially in an uncontrollable manner. Ice skating always sounds like it will be fun, but I just spend the whole time slipping around like an idiot.
2. To circumvent or circumnavigate someone or something in a surreptitious or inconspicuous manner. The criminal slipped around the police roadblock undetected. I cornered the thief, but he managed to slip around me.
3. To travel to the rear of some place very quickly or inconspicuously. We'll need to slip around back so we don't wake my parents.
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slip around

to slide or skid around. The pedestrian slipped around and finally fell on the ice. The dog slipped around on the ice and finally made it to shore.
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Second Amendment supporters worry that such laws may be used to slip around due process, with gun owners having their guns taken at the discretion of a judge without being able to defend themselves.
Sometimes when rolling out the strands for my favorite recipe, the exterior of the dough would be too dry, meaning it would slip around under my hand and across the counter.
However, sales started to slip around 2008 as the main trade went to the high street and shops like Primark and Topshop took over.
Use a long-wearing foundation base to make sure the colours don't slip around. Finish with a deep red lipstick.
It's meant to fit very snug so that it doesn't slip around and cause you to spill your cocoa!
Shoes should support the arch and have a firm heel counter so the heel does not slip around in the shoe.
The SergeantClip is designed to slip around cables, making it simple and straightforward to plug them back into the right space, and making it impossible for engineers to accidentally plug them into the wrong port.
ECO-disks have a distinctive coffee-filter shape, and their colorful circular disks are designed to easily slip around small stems and rest nicely on the soil surface.
After one minute, increase the speed to 5 until the whites start to stiffen and slip around the side of the bowl.
I put them to the test with a relaxed, three-mile walk, and am pleased that my feet don''t slip around while I''m on the move, and aren''t aching at the end of it.
I put them to the test with a relaxed, three-mile walk, and am pleased that my feet don't slip around while I'm on the move, and aren't aching at the end of it.
I had to stop on a few occasions to adjust the weights on my chest and back as they would slip around. Also the helmet would creep forward and sit on my neck.
New footage put together by an international team led by University of Cambridge researchers shows how entangled magnetic field lines looping from the Sun's surface slip around each other and lead to an eruption 35 times the size of the Earth and an explosive release of magnetic energy into space.
He lost 10lb to make the weight on the Brian Ellison-trained Twelve Strings, but his saddle began to slip around half a mile from home.
This complexity sees these cells tending to slip around (south of) the vortex, pushing it somewhat north while guiding the vortex and its higher extension southward, mixing with the warmer air on its western side.