adjective, slip·per·i·er, slip·per·i·est.
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From there, it’s a slippery slope for those CEOs struggling to balance short-term commercial gains and the longer-term stability of their business model.
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.
Hers is a particular brand of essay: writing at its most crystal clear, subject matter at its most slippery and interesting.From Didion to Dunham, Female Essayists Seize the Day|Lucy Scholes|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The slippery slope argument is a way of keeping the hands-off-the-Internet-entirely philosophy going.Congress, Big Tech Fight Over Child Prostitution Bill|Tim Mak|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Which is why his efforts to justify his rabid consumption of football wind up feeling so slippery and convoluted.Forget the Wife Beating—Are You Ready for Some Football?|Steve Almond|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It had walls of slippery clay and a corduroyed bottom, but the corduroy was hidden beneath the mud left by thousands of feet.Italy at War and the Allies in the West|E. Alexander Powell
I wish I'd flung him on the broken ground and not on the slippery grass.An Isle in the Water|Katharine Tynan
Damps oozing from the walls made the path more and more tiresome and slippery as they proceeded.
What was my astonishment to see on the slippery column of the tree two human forms appear and quietly slip down to the ground.The Mystery of the Yellow Room|Gaston Leroux
Now draw up your chairs, children, and Ill tell you the whole terrible tale of the treacherous treasurer and the slippery sleuth.Marjorie Dean High School Senior|Pauline Lester