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Margaret slipped and broke her arm.
Be careful you don’t slip on the wet floor.
Several people managed to slip past the guards and into the concert.
Sarah slipped into the room and carefully shut the door.
I’ll slip the letter under your door.
John slipped his arm around his wife’s waist.
Support for the death penalty has been slipping.
Profits slipped by 13 percent last year.
Standards have been slipping over the years.
She let slip something very interesting.
He let it slip that they intended to move to Canada.
“Of course,” she said quickly, her professional mask never slipping.
Glyn’s calm demeanor seemed to be slipping.
How could she have let something so important slip her mind?
You mustn’t let an opportunity like this slip through your fingers.
This prestigious award has slipped through their fingers yet again.
A lot of poor people are slipping through the net because they don’t know what they’re entitled to.
This is the American English definition of slip. View British English definition of slip.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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