nip out

This page is about the phrasal verb nip out.

Meaning: If you nip out, you leave wherever you are for a short time.

Synonym: go out, pop out (informal), nick out (Austrlian informal)

For example:

  • nip out Cheryl's just nipped out to the bank. She'll be back in a minute.

  • nip out I must have nipped out for a minute when you called.

Quick Quiz:

Jake has just nipped out, but he'll be back

a. in a minute or two

b. in a few days

c. in a couple of years

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Contributor: Matt Errey