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slippery slope

noun

Simple Definition of slippery slope

  • : a process or series of events that is hard to stop or control once it has begun and that usually leads to worse or more difficult things

Full Definition of slippery slope

  1. :  a course of action that seems to lead inevitably from one action or result to another with unintended consequences

Examples of slippery slope

  1. His behavior will lead him down a slippery slope to ruin.



1951

First Known Use of slippery slope

1951


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