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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Can I just remind all those who, in the heat of the moment, seem to have let it slip their mind that reality TV - despite the implication of its title - is not actually real.
It boggles the mind that the authorities appear to allow the problem to slip their minds as soon as each episode ends, however it ends.
A COVENTRY pub hopes to be the saviour of Valentine's day for any men or women who let the occasion slip their minds.