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
: 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
antelope, antipope, arthroscope, biotope, bronchoscope, bunny slope, calliope, cryoscope, endoscope, envelope, episcope, epitope, fluoroscope, forlorn hope, gastroscope, gyroscope, horoscope, interlope, isotope, kinescope, microscope, misanthrope, periscope, phalarope, radarscope, sniperscope, spectroscope, telescope
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up slippery slope? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).