But the bigger threat for the White House may be the slippery slope of allowing federal waivers.
In court, Kimberlin was both outraged at the “pedophile” claims and slippery about whether they were defamatory.
Now the slippery officeholders and aspirants simply announce that they are “evolving.”
Hers is a particular brand of essay: writing at its most crystal clear, subject matter at its most slippery and interesting.
Nunn also knows the slippery slope that is mental-health care in the military.
His palms sweat so much, the reins were slippery in his hands.
He clutched the glass and tobogganed to deck down the slippery shrouds.
Unluckily, the horse fell down on the slippery Corso, and the coachman insisted upon Marshall's getting out.
The current swept the slippery raft, the maiden is not there!
By pouring hard peas upon the hatches, they became so slippery that the boarders could not stand.
"having a slippery surface," c.1500, from Middle English sliper (adj.) "readily slipping," from Old English slipor "slippery, having a smooth surface" (see slip (v.)) + -y (2). Metaphoric sense of "deceitful, untrustworthy" is first recorded 1550s. Related: Slipperiness. In a figurative sense, slippery slope is first attested 1844. Slippery elm (1748) so called for its mucilaginous inner bark.