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what does "hand the slip around"mean?

Jerry Wiesner studied the man's expression as the secretary read it. Wiesner thought: The Bomb's been dropped. McNamara quietly handed the slip around—Wiesner felt momentary relief; anything was better than a nuclear holocaust—and then the Secretary acted quickly. Adjourning his conference, he sent Mac Bundy back to the White House in a Defense limousine and conferred with Taylor and the other Joint Chiefs. Over the JCS signature they dispatched a flash warning to every American military base in the world:

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    The slip is the piece of paper containing the message. They pass the slip from one person to the next so they can each read it.


    "A slip" is a slip (small piece) of paper.

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