slip back

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slip something back

1. to pull or place something back. Alice slipped the gearshift lever back and away they went. She slipped back the gearshift and sped away.
2. to return something secretively. Someone took my wallet away and slipped it back later. The thief slipped back my wallet, but the money was gone.
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slip back (to someone or something)

to move quietly and cautiously back to someone or something. Walter slipped back to Sally when her parents weren't looking. He slipped back and then Mary's parents slipped back, and there was quite a scene.
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Whitby lost 2-0 at home to Radcliffe Borough last week, their first league defeat since September to slip back to fourth spot in the table.
He added: "If we were to slip back, I believe we would slip back to something worse than before.
Should the stock slip back beneath this region, it could provide yet another hurdle for the shares to overcome, making a resumption of an uptrend that is much more difficult for the equity.
A MUM who was in a coma for six years woke up only to slip back into it three days later.
Even though job growth is slowing, consumer confidence nationwide dropping and personal income declining, Southern California is still not poised to slip back into a recession.
Would your ferocious little darling like to slip back in time - say several million years?
Parkin has been out for a month and Swindon have not scored in the last three matches to slip back into mid-table.
The latest batch of economic news released Thursday reinforced the notion among analysts that the economy, while advancing fitfully, probably will not slip back into recession.
And the Hatters supremo's day didn't get any better as he saw his side slip back into the relegation zone.
And after the game, I'll get out of this (suit and tie) and slip back into my Speedo.
SCOTTISH Claymores suffered a humiliating 37-6 defeat at Rhein Fire to slip back into joint second place with Frankfurt - both have three wins - in NFL Europe.
The fear is to slip back into a corruptive way of life,'' he said.
Nor did he slip back to Munich to hide behind BMW's corporate shroud.
Our new modern Ireland must not be allowed to slip back 50 years when young couples never dreamed of owning their own homes and greedy landlords.
And to protect the public, not just the business owner, restaurants should be forced to pay for a second unannounced inspection to ensure the standards don't slip back.