slip (one's) mind

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slip (one's) mind

To be forgotten, especially of an obligation. I'm sorry I didn't call you back sooner, it totally slipped my mind.
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slip one's mind

[for something that was to be remembered] to be forgotten. I meant to go to the grocery store on the way home, but it slipped my mind. My birthday slipped my mind. I guess I wanted to forget it.
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slip one's mind

Be overlooked or forgotten, as in I meant to pick up the wine but it slipped my mind. This idiom was first recorded about 1340.
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slip your mind

If something slips your mind, you forget it. I was supposed to call her this morning and it slipped my mind. The reason for my visit had obviously slipped his mind.
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slip somebody’s ˈmemory/ˈmind

forget about something or forget to do something: I was supposed to go to the dentist today, but it completely slipped my mind.
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I'm glad you reminded me, baby; all of these things slip my mind it's been crazy."
It did genuinely slip my mind. It would not have entered into my head that it would affect our insurance claim.
Before you could say, "For he's a jolly good fellow" I suddenly realised I'd passed one of life's significant milestones - the first of my own birthdays to slip my mind. Welcome to 37.
Hauser says that Patterson replied: "The names slip my mind, but they're good fighters."