slippery slope noun
: 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
: a course of action that seems to lead inevitably from one action or result to another with unintended consequences
Examples of SLIPPERY SLOPE
- His behavior will lead him down a slippery slope to ruin.
First Known Use of SLIPPERY SLOPE
Rhymes with SLIPPERY SLOPE
, bunny slope
, forlorn hope
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