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Slippery slope

DEFINITION

A downhill path to be avoided. A warning about one’s bad habits or intentions. Heading towards failure. The slope is a downhill trajectory and since it is slippery it will speed up as you progress.

“If you start drinking alcohol you are just heading down a slippery slope.”

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