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slip off

1. To escape or depart for some location quietly or in secret. Sometimes followed by "to (some place)." I felt really uncomfortable in the group of strangers, so I slipped off when everyone was distracted. We decided to skip the meeting and slipped off to the movies instead.
2. To quickly, easily, or delicately remove an article of clothing. (In this form, a noun can be used between "slip" and "off.") She slipped her shoes and jacket off and made her way noiselessly up the stairs.
See also: off, slip

slip something off

to let an item of clothing slide off one's body; to remove an item of clothing easily or casually. He slipped his coat off and put it on a chair. she slipped off her shoes and relaxed.
See also: off, slip

slip off (to some place)

to sneak away to some place. Judy and Jeff slipped off to the movies unnoticed. They slipped off and no one saw them leave.
See also: off, slip

slip off

((of) someone or something) to fall away from or off someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The jacket slipped off of Sally, but she grabbed it before it hit the floor. she hung the jacket on the back of the chair, but it slipped off.
See also: off, slip

slip off

v.
To remove some article of clothing quickly or easily: They slipped off their shoes. I reached for my ring and slipped it off.
See also: off, slip
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It makes me feel nervous that it will slip off completely," she said.
To solve the slippery socket problem, we made a shock strut tool that will not slip off the nut and works every time.
You may want to slip off the dog collar before you see him.
WHEN heavy snow brought down part of tenant Laura Capper's guttering she contacted the city council at once because it had left a hole in her roof and the tiles were liable to slip off.
Two per cent of condoms slip off because guys don't stay aroused.
Well, I've got pounds 50 on Hearts doing exactly that at the tasty oddsof22-l.A coolpounds 1100 is up for grabs so fancy taking the betting slip off my hands for 500 quid, Mr Romanov?
The only joy for the hosts was the wicket of Virender Sehwag, who was caught by Habibul Bashar at first slip off the bowling of Mashrafe Mortaza for 10 with the score on 14.
One way to do it quickly and easily is to put the garlic cloves in a microwave oven for 15 seconds and the skins will slip off, or alternatively to hit the clove hard with the flat side of a large knife, which will split it and make removing the skin easy.
Offensive linemen should not slip off a double team until the LB shows in the window.
However Jarvis was the first to go caught by Steve McDonald at second slip off Sultan Khan for 26.
However, it has emerged that it was the Duchess herself who had ordered a size too small, thinking that later when she loses weight, the precious ring would not slip off.
And 12 runs later Gillespie was caught by Brian Lara at slip off Nixon Mclean for 23.
Fifteen to 30 minutes later, the peel will slip off as cleanly as a tangerine's, Baker says.
AB de Villiers on 5: Dropped by Joe Root at second slip off James Anderson - the easiest chance Hashim Amla on 76: Dropped by Anderson at slip off Root - went quickly but quite catchable Amla on 120: Dropped by Nick Compton at backward point off Steven Finn - a diving effort to his left Faf du Plessis on 61: Dropped by Anderson at slip off Moeen Ali - hurried on to him and appeared to palm the ball away Amla on 201: Dropped by James Taylor off Stuart Broad - a tough, low chance at short leg Chris Morris on 22: Dropped by Finn off his own bowling - a sharp chance in his follow-through.