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(plural slippery slopes)
- (idiomatic) A chain of events that, once initiated, cannot be halted; especially one in which the final outcome is undesirable or precarious.
- I think basing your actions off an assumption like that is a slippery slope that is going to get you in trouble.
- An argument that follows a chain of events or causes and effects to some conclusion.