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 in a sentence
His behavior will lead him down a slippery slope to ruin.
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SLIPPERY SLOPE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of slippery slope for English Language Learners
: 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
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