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May 14, 2018

"Your slip is showing" #sloppy #showing #obvious #slip #ladies

Another idiom for "slip is showing"

What's another idiomatic expression for "slip is showing", meaning the hidden agenda is coming out? Walter Ching 09:18, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
"The cat's out of the bag"? I never heard "the slip is showing" used in this way, but I like it. —Angr 09:43, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
Maybe Walter has a slightly narrow notion of 'your slip is showing'.

The origin of the expression means 'the edge of your underskirt is showing, tidy it up', so it was a discrete way of saying 'you've just put your foot in it' -- maybe revealing a hidden agenda, but also e.g. tactless or very inappropriate. Maybe 'a bit of a foot-in-mouth, there, my dear'?

Chris Towner 11:22, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
Oh, I thought this was literally, 'Your slip is showing', to which I was going to offer a comment I actually had said to me, 'The back of your skirt is tucked into the back of your underwear.' Anchoress 11:26, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
I too had only ever heard it in the literal sense of "the edge of your underskirt is showing". No one's ever said it directly to me, though! :-) —Angr 11:38, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
Spill the beans? ---Sluzzelin 14:43, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
Not quite. "Spill the beans" is for after-the-fact usage only. "Your slip is showing" can be a (semi-)friendly warning that you're about to put your foot in it, when there still is time (to shut up, or whatever). --NorwegianBlue talk 18:49, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
I thought it was used for bra straps. Your slip is showing. --Wirbelwindヴィルヴェルヴィント (talk) 03:02, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Well,if you washed your slip it would "all come out in the wash"hotclaws**== 09:24, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
  • There's actually a euphemism for the literal meaning of "your slip is showing". It's "it's snowing".

  • So if a girl asks you on a hot July (or January, if you're in the southern hemisphere) day "Is it snowing?" don't look out the window. --Charlene 10:00, 22 February 2007 (UTC)




you are getting sloppy with something that should be discreet.

In the "Ray" movie, his manager says this to him when he shows signs of heroin addiction (scratching and twitching), tells him "your slip is showing".


by cmtaylor October 12, 2014