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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"In the summer, there is a dip in the number of donations we receive, as people are away on holiday or in the garden and giving blood slips their mind. However hospitals don't take holidays and they still need blood 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Indeed they do, probably when someone forgets to avoid physical contact and it slips their mind that there are rules.