slip off(redirected from slip off to)
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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 usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "slip" and "off." She slipped her shoes and jacket off and made her way noiselessly up the stairs.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
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.
((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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
To remove some article of clothing quickly or easily: They slipped off their shoes. I reached for my ring and slipped it off.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.