slippery slopeSEE DEFINITION OF slippery slope
Synonyms for slippery slope
- causal sequence
- cause and effect
- chain of events
- contagion effect
- domino theory
- knock-on effect
- ripple effect
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLIPPERY SLOPE
So there we stood, gesticulating gaily on the slippery slope.
Slade threw up his arms, fell back on their side of the mountain and then slid down the slippery slope.
In the drenching rain the French pushed forward, dragging their guns with great difficulty up the slippery slope.
He had been a very draught-horse, straining at a load which would not move—straining at it on a slippery slope.
At any rate, the smoke overtook the man in that narrow place as he began to climb the slippery slope of clay.
Scrambling up a slippery slope, they were soon out of the water, on a narrow, shelving ledge running along a steep wall.
Then, having pulled himself up a steep, slippery slope, he turned to see how his companions were faring.
Some fall to rise no more, but their surviving comrades rush up the slippery slope.
The more active of the attackers assisted those who experienced difficulty in negotiating the slippery slope.
Margery took hold of the rope, meanwhile gazing up the slippery slope.