Definition of a slip of a — in English:

a slip of a —

phrase

  • Used to denote a small, slim person.

    ‘you are little more than a slip of a girl’
    • ‘At 19 years of age Paolo is a small slip of a boy and he seemed nervous of talking too much to the crowds.’
    • ‘You slighted me as if I were but a mere slip of a child you could send to her room!’
    • ‘A slip of a boy, he was short, and at age 12, just 63 pounds.’
    • ‘It was far too much horse for a slip of a girl, and yet as she gathered up the reins and nudged the animal forward, she seemed effortlessly in control.’
    small, slender, slim, slight, slightly built, petite, little, tiny, diminutive, elfin, dainty, delicate, frail
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