a slippery slope

a slippery slope

a situation or habit that is likely to lead to a worse situation or habit If you let kids stay up late a few nights you're on a slippery slope. My advice is to keep away from all drugs. It's a slippery slope.
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THERE will always be those who fear that any increase in the powers of the Welsh Government and the National Assembly amounts to a slippery slope.
Beauty over 40 is a slippery slope, but the life experience and knowledge we gain can make us sexier with age," the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
A WOULD-BE rally racer is driving himself down a slippery slope, a judge warned.
My concern is that this is a slippery slope which will see people forced to stay in work for financial reasons.
Colin, Rugby On a slippery slope Alastair Down's fear that racing may be dumbed down in order to attract a wider audience is a near certainty in my view.
5) as "irreversible brain damage" is a slippery slope.
Firstly, it might revive the 'slippery slope' argument, according to which if you give the Assembly greater powers, you are inevitably on a slippery slope to independence.
IT WILL be a slippery slope to success for Birmingham schoolchildren as a major skiing race returns to the city.
But critics of the new CDC initiative warn that, when handled poorly, it's a slippery slope from "targeted prevention" to the sort of plain scapegoating those laws represent.
But it's a slippery slope because once a CEO accepts the argument that he or she has a "social responsibility," the activists will argue that the elimination of poverty and disease, the dismantling of discrimination and the promotion of religious freedom are the responsibility of the corporation.
The state of separation between church and state in this country is certainly swiftly going down a slippery slope, l commend your efforts to confront the issues in these difficult political times.
It's a slippery slope to intolerance: should we want just one point of view represented?
I understand it's a slippery slope," says John Kellmayer, the Brooklawn superintendent.
Equipment and Entrenchment, however, implicitly suggests that the collecting of art, its estimation and installation, is guided by its literal projection elsewhere; and that the move from projection to perception to valuation is a slippery slope.