In court, Kimberlin was both outraged at the “pedophile” claims and slippery about whether they were defamatory.
He graduated from slippery Rock College in Pennsylvania and continued to root for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
And right now, the passion is with those who consider health-care reform to be a slippery slope toward Stalinism.
They are not wrong to worry about a slippery slope; that is what the other side is hoping for.
If that is true, she has disappointed them—and proved, perhaps, that she can be as slippery a politician as the next one.
His palms sweat so much, the reins were slippery in his hands.
The door was piled with bodies, and the stone floor was slippery with blood.
Unluckily, the horse fell down on the slippery Corso, and the coachman insisted upon Marshall's getting out.
We went down the slippery oak-staircase, and out into the quiet street.
By pouring hard peas upon the hatches, they became so slippery that the boarders could not stand.
"having a slippery surface," c.1500, from Middle English sliper (adj.) "readily slipping," from Old English slipor "slippery, having a smooth surface" (see slip (v.)) + -y (2). Metaphoric sense of "deceitful, untrustworthy" is first recorded 1550s. Related: Slipperiness. In a figurative sense, slippery slope is first attested 1844. Slippery elm (1748) so called for its mucilaginous inner bark.