slippery as an eel
Elusive, devious, as in When it comes to talking about his investments, Jim's slippery as an eel. This simile, first recorded about 1412, alludes to the eel's skin, which has tiny scales and is quite slippery when wet.
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My younger, straighter-than-an-arrow son was stopped and arrested in two separate jurisdictions a few years ago.
Raw eel seemed to be popular during and after the Middle Ages.
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Historically, conservatives treated the minimum wage as an affront to free labor and a step on a slippery slope towards statism.
Swiss leaders also dispel the “slippery slope” idea by repeatedly rejecting substantial minimum wage increases.
He will find that “Ice” is a concrete word, and “Slippery” indicates a quality of “Ice” and of other things.
He must write down the first two words, “Ice” and “Slippery,” the latter word under the former.
As Isabel walked carefully down the slippery stair she veiled her eyes to hide the wonder in them.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
They had searched Mortlake House for Alice, and that vain quest had not wasted more than half-an-hour.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
On the first day's journey toward Chang-an-sa the party made good progress.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike