Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

slip (my) mind

slip my mind
Meaning(s)
1) forget something
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    • sorry, it totally slipped my mind!
  • Analysis
    If something 'slips your mind', it means you forgot about it. You might use this expression to apologise for missing a meeting or for forgetting to do something. 'I'm sorry I didn't get around to giving you any feedback, it must have slipped my mind.' You can use this polite formal expression in social and professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I need to make a note of that guy's name or else it will slip my mind.
    2. I'm so sorry I didn't attend your party last night. It totally slipped my mind!
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I know you needed that report on your desk by this morning, but I've been so snowed under with other things that it simply slipped my mind.
    2. I forgot I said I would go to the bank today. It totally slipped my mind.


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