let slip

let slip
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. 2014.

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  • let slip — ► let slip reveal inadvertently in conversation. Main Entry: ↑slip …   English terms dictionary

  • let slip — index betray (disclose), divulge, forfeit, ignore, omit, procrastinate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law 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 — verb To divulge a secret, as by accident or mistake. He finally let slip that they plan to take over the business …   Wiktionary

  • 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 — 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 …   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 — 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,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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

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

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