slip back

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w>slip back

(= return unobtrusively)unbemerkt zurückgehen; (quickly) → schnell zurückgehen
(= deteriorate, production) → zurückgehen; (patient)einen Rückfall haben
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Now he got his shoulder and knee up, and again he seemed to slip back until only his head was visible.
For David, as I have noticed, loves to splash in his bath and to slip back into it from the hands that would transfer him to a towel.
And to leave her in farmland would be to let her slip back again out of accord with him.
Diocesan President, Women and Girls' Organisation, Diocese of Lagos Anglican Communion, Professor (Mrs) Motunrayo Olumakaiye, has admonished the Federal Government not to allow the nation's economy to slip back to recession.
hot I'm Chucking out my stilettos After tottering about in too-high heels all summer I'm ready to slip back into the comfort of Converse canvas.
Oil prices are moving a bit off their recent highs to slip back below $68 per barrel.
EASTENDERS (BBC1) KAT'S been through a lot recently and she looks set to slip back into some bad old habits when she receives a letter asking her to testify against Harry.
Lyle, who was frustrated to shoot a 76 yesterday to slip back to eight over, said: "I didn't even realise that it was my 100th.
The TV personality who has a 19-month-old daughter Dolly with Reid admitted that it was hard to shed weight but she is proud of the outcome and added that she is not going to slip back into bad old habits.
He dropped shots at the two opening holes, followed with three further bogeys and two successive doubles, to slip back into a tie for fourth place with Martyn Thompson (Parkstone) who climbed after an impressive level par 69 at Newquay.
However, the 16th proved costly as he had a double bogey that saw him slip back to -3 but in typical style, the Atherstone professional, who is currently seventh in the 2013 money lists, gathered a brace of birdies on the final two holes to complete his 67 and go into the weekend at -6 with a good opportunity of adding to his four top-seven finishes in his last five European Tour events.
The classics remain, in a music class Of their very own, if you're like me I can easily slip back to past decades Listening to the golden classics Certain songs instantly bring on so many Magical moments so precious in your lifetime They immediately tug at your heart strings You sing along, close your eyes savouring A golden moment you had long forgotten That's the joy of music Five decades on, I'm applauding wildly Along with my daughter Lisa, an adoring young and old Audience held spellbound by Mr Tony Bennett Singing Golden classics, never affected one jot By the passage of time, the classics Will undoubtedly always remain golden!