I have a question about the preposition used with the verb "slip."

When you leave your bed quietly at night for a glass of water, I think you can say either of these sentences to describe your action.

I slipped out of my bed and went to the kitchen.

I slipped off my bed and went to the kitchen.

My question is, is there any difference in meaning between "slip out of" and "slip off"?

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You lie in your bed, so you need to slip out of it. When you would've been lying on your couch, you could slip off of it.

So you use 'slip out of' when you're in something, and 'slip off of' when you're on something.

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    Best not to say 'slip off of'. Also you could slip off your bed by accident, onto the floor. Oct 15, 2021 at 11:13

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