Where did the metaphor “she’ll slip thorow your fingers” come from?
This metaphor has been around since the seventeenth century. Beaumont and Fletcher used it in The Prophetess (1622, 3.2): “Hold her fast, She’ll slip thorow your fingers like an Eel else.” Want to thank TFD for its existence?
What does slip through your fingers mean?
Slip through your fingers means If something is slipping through your fingers, you are losing it or an opportunity to have something. example :The chance to buy that house was was slipping through my fingers when someone else made a higher offer that I could not meet.
What is slips through the fingure?
“Slips through the fingure” means something which you were just about to get, or which you already had gets vanished swiftly. 1. Police were just about to nab the culprit but he slipped through their fingers!. 2. That trophy was ours!, don’t know how the game slipped through our fingers.
What does “slipped through the sheriff’s fingers” mean?
1. Lit. to slide through and out of one’s grasp. The glass slipped through his fingers and crashed to the ground. The rope slipped through his fingers and followed the anchor to the bottom of the lake. 2. Fig. to escape from someone; to elude someone’s capture or control. The prisoner slipped through the sheriff’s fingers.
What does it mean to slip through your fingers?
1. To narrowly avoid being caught, captured, or maintained in custody by one, usually due to cunning or trickery by the one being pursued. The officers very nearly apprehended the suspect, but he slipped through their fingers at the last second.
What does “let slip through” mean?
To fail to seize an opportunity. This metaphor has been around since the seventeenth century. Beaumont and Fletcher used it in The Prophetess (1622, 3.2): “Hold her fast, She’ll slip thorow your fingers like an Eel else.”. See also: let, slip, through, to.