let (something) slip

idiom

: to say (something that one did not want to say) by mistake
He let slip that he's looking for a better job.
Don't let it slip that we hadn't planned on inviting her.

Examples of let (something) slip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But that eighth inning represented an opportunity lost — a chance that the Royals let slip from their grasp. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 2 Apr. 2024 And, in one stray moment, Shamji let something slip. Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 On the rare occasion their teens do let slip their admiration for their parents' projects, the Fixer Upper stars can't help but bask in it. Mackenzie Schmidt, Peoplemag, 21 Nov. 2023 Some of those workers must do high-hazard work that requires expertise the country has largely let slip since the last days of the cold war. Sarah Scoles, Scientific American, 14 Nov. 2023 For a staunch advocate of the private sector, Liscovich also let slip flashes of exasperation at how corporate corporations can be. Samanth Subramanian, WIRED, 5 Oct. 2023 Photograph: Apple Just as Apple was wrapping up its annual presentation of a brand-new iPhone today—a whole suite of them, plus a watch—the company’s senior vice president of marketing, Greg Joswiak, let slip that two new iCloud plans would launch on September 18. Lauren Goode, WIRED, 12 Sep. 2023 Storming off to her dressing room, Ms. Scotto let slip an obscenity recorded on camera. Emily Langer, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Aug. 2023 The sale is the kind of opportunity that serious muscle car enthusiasts will not want to let slip by. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 27 June 2023

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“Let (something) slip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/let%20%28something%29%20slip. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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