give (someone) the slip

idiom

Definition of give (someone) the slip

informal
: to escape (someone) : to get away from (someone) The robber gave the police the slip.

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“Give (someone) the slip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28someone%29%20the%20slip. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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