slippery slope

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


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

First Known Use of SLIPPERY SLOPE



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