let slip something

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.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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) …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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) …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • let (it) slip — phrase to tell someone something that is secret by mistake He let it slip that they intended to move to Canada. She let slip something very interesting. Thesaurus: to make a mistake, or to do something badlysynonym to tell or reveal a secret or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • slip — slip1 [ slıp ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive if you slip, your feet slide accidentally and you lose your balance or fall over: Margaret slipped and broke her arm. slip on: Be careful you don t slip on the wet floor. a ) intransitive if something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • let something slip — REVEAL, disclose, divulge, let out, give away, blurt out; give the game away; informal let on, blab, let the cat out of the bag, spill the beans; Brit. informal blow the gaff. → slip * * * let something drop/slip/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • slip — I UK [slɪp] / US verb Word forms slip : present tense I/you/we/they slip he/she/it slips present participle slipping past tense slipped past participle slipped *** 1) [intransitive] if you slip, your feet slide accidentally and you lose your… …   English dictionary

  • slip — slip1 W2S3 [slıp] v past tense and past participle slipped present participle slipping ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(fall or slide)¦ 2¦(go somewhere)¦ 3¦(put something somewhere)¦ 4¦(give something to somebody)¦ 5¦(move)¦ 6¦(knife)¦ 7¦(get worse)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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