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English definition of “slip”

slip

noun [C]
 
 
/slɪp/
a reduction in the level or amount of something: a slip in something The retail group reported a 5% slip in sales. recent slips in the value of the stock market
a small piece of paper, especially with writing on it: When I gave him his credit card slip, he added a $20 tip. She scribbled a number on a slip of paper and handed it to me.reply/packing slip Packing slips show the retailer's name and address. credit/debit/withdrawal slip
a mistake: Management made a costly slip by ignoring such obvious warning signs.
slip of the tongue a small mistake made while speaking: Wall street is nervous, and any slip of the tongue can send markets sliding downhill.
→ See also compliments slip, deposit slip, pay slip, paying-in slip, pink slip, sales slip, slip-up
(Definition of slip noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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