Let a chance slip

Let a chance slip
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Difficulties of the English language (lexical reference) English-Russian dictionary. 2014.

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  • slip — slip1 [slip] vi. slipped, slipping [ME slippen < MLowG, akin to OHG slifan < IE * (s)leib , to glide, slip < base * (s)lei , slimy: see SLIDE] 1. to go quietly or secretly; move without attracting notice [to slip out of a room] 2. a) to… …   English World 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

  • chance — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 possibility ADJECTIVE ▪ excellent, good, high, real, strong ▪ There is a very real chance that the film will win an award. ▪ decent …   Collocations dictionary

  • chance — I n. opportunity possibility 1) to have, stand a chance of (she has a good chance of success; he doesn t have a ghost of a chance) 2) to let a chance slip by; to miss one s chance 3) an earthly, poor, slight, slim; even; fair; fighting; good;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • let something slip (through your fingers) — let sth ˈslip (through your fingers) idiom to miss or fail to use an opportunity • Don t let the chance to work abroad slip through your fingers. Main entry: ↑slipidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • slip — 1 /slIp/ verb slipped, slipping 1 SLIDE (I) to accidentally slide a short distance quickly or to fall by sliding: Suddenly, Frank slipped and fell over the edge. | My foot slipped and I nearly fell. see also: slippery 2 MOVE QUICKLY (intransitive …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • let (something) slip through (your) fingers — 1. to waste an opportunity to achieve something. This is my big chance to make a career in journalism and I can t let it slip through my fingers. Usage notes: sometimes used without let: He has seen the world championship slip through his fingers …   New idioms dictionary

  • slip through your fingers — phrase if something such as a chance, opportunity, or prize slips through your fingers, you fail to get it or to take advantage of it This prestigious award has slipped through their fingers yet again. let something slip through your fingers: You …   Useful english dictionary

  • slip through (your) fingers — 1. if something you hope to achieve slips through your fingers, you do not manage to achieve it. He has seen the world championship slip through his fingers twice. This is my big chance to make a career in journalism. I can t let it slip through… …   New idioms 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

  • slip — [[t]slɪ̱p[/t]] ♦♦ slips, slipping, slipped 1) VERB If you slip, you accidentally slide and lose your balance. He had slipped on an icy pavement... Be careful not to slip. Syn: slide 2) VERB If something slips, it slides out of place or out of… …   English dictionary


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