slip through your fingers


slip through your fingers
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 mustn’t let an opportunity like this slip through your fingers.

Thesaurus: to fail, or to stop being successfulsynonym
Main entry: slip

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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 through your fingers — 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 mustn… …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • let (someone) slip through (your) fingers — to allow someone to escape from you. The police let the main suspect slip through their fingers …   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

  • 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 — 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

  • 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

  • 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


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