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Could u explain to me what does idiom stands for?

" slippery as an eel"


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koko said:
Could u explain to me what does idiom stands for?

" slippery as an eel"

thanks in advance

Hi Koko!

If you say someone is as slippery as an eel, that means he is too smart and sly to be trustworthy.
:) Hope this helps.

Lucy in China
 

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It also means a person who is very good at avoiding giving clear answers or telling the truth. ;-)
 

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lucyarliwu said:
koko said:
Could u explain to me what does idiom stands for?

" slippery as an eel"

thanks in advance

Hi Koko!

If you say someone is as slippery as an eel, that means he is too smart and sly to be trustworthy.
:) Hope this helps.

Lucy in China

Very good, Lucy!

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It also applies to a good negotiator who simply can not be pinned down on anything.
 
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