slip around(redirected from slipped around)
1. To slip, glide, or skid around some area, especially in an uncontrollable manner. Ice skating always sounds like it will be fun, but I just spend the whole time slipping around like an idiot.
2. To circumvent or circumnavigate someone or something in a surreptitious or inconspicuous manner. The criminal slipped around the police roadblock undetected. I cornered the thief, but he managed to slip around me.
3. To travel to the rear of some place very quickly or inconspicuously. We'll need to slip around back so we don't wake my parents.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
to slide or skid around. The pedestrian slipped around and finally fell on the ice. The dog slipped around on the ice and finally made it to shore.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.