slip one's mind

slip one's mind
[for something that was to be remembered] to be forgotten. •

I meant to go to the grocery store on the way home, but it slipped my mind.

My birthday slipped my mind. I guess I wanted to forget it.

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{v. phr.} To forget something. * /I meant to mail those letters but it entirely slipped my mind./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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