I. slip slip 1 [slɪp] verb slipped PTandPPX slipping PRESPARTX [intransitive]
to become worse or less or fall to a lower amount, standard etc than before:

• There are fears that consumer confidence may be slipping.

• Earnings per share slipped 2% to 9.9 pence.

slip into something phrasal verb [transitive]
to gradually start to experience an unpleasant or difficult situation:

• The economy may be slipping into a recession.

• The bank slipped into the red (= made a loss ) for the first time.

slip up phrasal verb [intransitive]
to make a mistake:

• Where you slipped up was selling to the first bidder.

— see also slip-up
  [m0] II. slip slip 2 noun
1. [singular] an occasion when something becomes worse or becomes less or lower:
slip in

• The slip in demand is seen in other markets besides the U.S.

2. [countable] a small narrow piece of paper:

• Always keep your credit card slips.

• Have you received a confirmation slip?

ˈcompliments ˌslip [countable]
a small piece of paper with a person's or company's name and address on it, sent with goods, documents, or other materials instead of a letter:

• A cheque finally arrived in the mail, with a compliments slip from the accounts department.

ˈpay slip [countable]
a piece of paper that an employee gets every time they are paid, showing the amount they have been paid and the amount that has been taken away in tax:

• You'll find your tax code on the top of your pay slip.

ˌpink ˈslip [countable] informal HUMAN RESOURCES
a piece of paper given to a worker, officially telling them that they no longer have a job:

• About 700 employees will receive pink slips this week, with another 200 dismissals expected soon.

ˈsales slip [countable] COMMERCE
a small piece of paper that you are given in a shop as proof that you have paid for something; = RECEIPT

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slip UK US /slɪp/ verb (-pp-)
[I] to become worse, lower, or less in value: »

He sold his shares, just before sales began to slip.

slip against sth »

The dollar slipped against the Japanese yen.

slip (from sth) to sth »

February crude oil slipped 1¢ to $18.96 a barrel.


The proportion of shares held by UK individuals slipped from 14% to 13% last year.

slip UK US /slɪp/ noun [C]
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 — Cf. slip of the tongue
See also COMPLIMENTS SLIP(Cf. ↑compliments slip), DEPOSIT SLIP(Cf. ↑deposit slip), PAY SLIP(Cf. ↑pay slip), PAYING-IN SLIP(Cf. ↑paying-in slip), PINK SLIP(Cf. ↑pink slip), SALES SLIP(Cf. ↑sales slip), SLIP-UP(Cf. ↑slip-up)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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