slippery slope love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tricky precarious situation, especially one that leads gradually but inexorably to disaster: "[Without] a clear boundary to confer personhood on a human being ... we approach a slippery slope that ends in the disposal of inconvenient people” ( Steven Pinker).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A chain of events that, once initiated, cannot be halted; especially one in which the final outcome is undesirable or precarious.
  • n. An argument that follows a chain of events or causes and effects to some conclusion.


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  • I love this expression.

    November 2, 2007