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a dangerous and irreversible course:
the slippery slope from narcotics to prison.
slip me five
slippery slope
A dangerous course, one that leads easily to catastrophe, as in He’s on a slippery slope, compromising his values to please both the bosses and the union. This metaphoric expression alludes to traversing a slick hillside, in constant danger of falling. [ Mid-1900s ]


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