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Give Someone The Slip

The expression "give someone the slip” is used to describe the act of escaping.

Example in use : “The dog has been trying to catch old Rex for weeks, but that hound is talented at giving him the slip!”

Interesting fact about Give Someone The Slip

The phrase 'give someone the slip' probably originated from the word 'slipper' (a word used to describe a slippery persona. This originated around the mid-1500s.