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    'the "slippery slope" of euthanasia'

    'slippery slope argument'

    What does 'slippery slope' mean? Thank you.

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    Default Re: slippery slope

    Once you've started, it'll get worse and worse. You start with voluntary euthanasia and before you know it, it's compulsory. http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/S.html (It wasn't there before you asked, so thanks)
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    Default Re: slippery slope

    Thanks, tdol.

    'The introduction of the tax system created a slippery slope toward an economic crisis.'

    Is this example acceptable?

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