let+slip

  • 1 let slip — (something) to say something that you did not intend to say because you wanted to keep it secret. Pam let slip an interesting bit of gossip yesterday. Stupidly, I let it slip that they d decided not to give him the job. (often + that) …

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  • 2 let slip — ► let slip reveal inadvertently in conversation. Main Entry: ↑slip …

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  • 3 let slip — index betray (disclose), divulge, forfeit, ignore, omit, procrastinate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 4 let slip — phrasal : to allow to escape; especially : to impart (information) inadvertently let slip one day that he had once been married Nevil Shute * * * let slip 1. To reveal accidentally 2. To miss (an opportunity) • • • Main Entry: ↑ …

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  • 5 let slip — verb To divulge a secret, as by accident or mistake. He finally let slip that they plan to take over the business …

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  • 6 let slip — let (something) slip to say something that you intended to keep secret. She doesn t like to tell people what she s doing, but sometimes she ll let something slip. From time to time, Alex lets slip an ugly comment about his colleagues. Usage notes …

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  • 7 let slip — Synonyms and related words: abandon, babble, be bereaved of, be caught napping, be indiscreet, be neglectful, be negligent, be unguarded, betray, betray a confidence, blab, blabber, blurt, blurt out, brush aside, brush off, default, dismiss,… …

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  • 8 let slip — {v. phr.} To unintentionally reveal. * /Ellen let it slip that she had been a witness to the accident./ …

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  • 9 let slip — {v. phr.} To unintentionally reveal. * /Ellen let it slip that she had been a witness to the accident./ …

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  • 10 let\ slip — v. phr. To unintentionally reveal. Ellen let it slip that she had been a witness to the accident …

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  • 11 let slip — Loose, let go …

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  • 12 let slip — mutter, say; miss, make an error …

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  • 13 let slip — idi to reveal unintentionally …

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  • 14 let slip something — let slip (something) to say something that you did not intend to say because you wanted to keep it secret. Pam let slip an interesting bit of gossip yesterday. Stupidly, I let it slip that they d decided not to give him the job. (often + that) …

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  • 15 let slip something — let ˈslip sth idiom to give sb information that is supposed to be secret • I happened to let it slip that he had given me £1 000 for the car. • She tried not to let slip what she knew. Main entry: ↑slipidiom …

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  • 16 let slip through fingers —    If you let something slip through your fingers, such as a good opportunity, you fail to obtain it or keep it.     He should have accepted the job when it was offered. He let the opportunity slip through his fingers …

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  • 17 let slip the dogs of war — begin a hostile action, start making an act of war or aggression …

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  • 18 let slip through the fingers — miss an opportunity; lose because of recklessness …

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  • 19 To let slip — Slip Slip, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Slipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slipping}.] [OE. slippen; akin to LG. & D. slippen, MHG. slipfen (cf. Dan. slippe, Sw. slippa, Icel. sleppa), and fr. OE. slipen, AS. sl[=i]pan (in comp.), akin to G. schleifen to slide,… …

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  • 20 cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war — Meaning Origin From Shakespeare s Julius Caesar. Meaning Origin From the Bible. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God …

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