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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She may have been fleeing to escape justice, but it can't have slipped her mind that Declan has already tried to kill her once and is likely to want another crack at it.
Or she might remember but not have a moment to call, and by the time things settle down, it's slipped her mind.
It seems to have slipped her mind that she had PS300,000.
Her father was due to drop by and see her but the pre-arranged visit had slipped her mind.
But the dozy sales rep from Warrington has now revealed how she planned to propose to him on February 29 but it slipped her mind.
But it must have slipped her mind (when she pocketed her pounds 30,000 fee) that she's been secretly seeing former love, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, 28.
It surely must have slipped her mind that Dave Seaman has actually co-produced an album for the pop princess
But it must have slipped her mind that she slept with Joey because she forgets to tell Lauren that.
Lavigne, 26, had swore she would not get anymore tattoos done, but it seems to have slipped her mind as she tweeted about getting one on her neck.
The Christmas club money, the bonkers breakdown and the affair with Mrs Hewitt all seem to have slipped her mind.
As she flaps about trying to get Lauren out of care and blaming everybody else for this predicament, it seems to have temporarily slipped her mind that she is a mother of three - not just one.
But until presenter Chegwin turned up at her door, the contest slipped her mind.
In tribute to Brian's love of rock music and skill as a drummer, the service featured classic hits including More than a Feeling by Boston, and I Slipped Her Mind by Robert Cray.
But it slipped her mind to take him to nursery and she went to work - leaving him facing stifling 40C heat inside the vehicle.