let slip

let slip
phrasal
: to allow to escape; especially : to impart (information) inadvertently

let slip one day that he had once been married — Nevil Shute

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let slip
1. To reveal accidentally
2. To miss (an opportunity)
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Main Entry:slip

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see slip I

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let (something) slip (or let slip (something)) — see slip, 1
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Main Entry:let
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let (something) slip (or let slip (something))
: to say (something that you 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.

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Main Entry:slip

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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