Definition of slippery in English:

slippery

Line breaks: slip|pery
Pronunciation: /ˈslɪp(ə)ri
 
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adjective (slipperier, slipperiest)

Phrases

slippery slope

A course of action likely to lead to something bad or disastrous: he is on the slippery slope towards a life of crime
More example sentences
  • This leads them down a slippery slope until, at the end of the play, they ‘tear each other's throats out’.
  • Not me, evidently: and so my first step was taken on that slippery slope leading down to a kind of gentle madness.
  • Critics say the law would be a slippery slope leading to anti-abortion laws in Canada.

Derivatives

slipperily

adverb
More example sentences
  • An even bigger mistake is the dialogue, which slipperily shuttles between the farcical and the portentous, inducing gales of laughter in the most inappropriate places.
  • Cameron was surprised to be invited to join the Bullingdon, and slipperily avoided most of the most disgraceful antics.
  • Your machine will move slowly and slipperily to a fate that you can't avoid.

Origin

late 15th century: from dialect slipper 'slippery', probably suggested by Luther's schlipfferig.

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