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Thread: slippery slope

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    slippery slope

    'the "slippery slope" of euthanasia'

    'slippery slope argument'

    What does 'slippery slope' mean? Thank you.

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    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. (It wasn't there before you asked, so thanks)
    Last edited by Tdol; 24-Apr-2005 at 13:05. Reason: typo

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    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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