Slippery by Alexander Renault download in iPad, ePub, pdf
Eating that piece of cake is a slippery slope that could lead to you completely abandoning your diet. Activists fear that this latest legislation will put us on a slippery slope to stifling free speech. When his opponent is on the attack, he is as slippery as an eel.
Starting with shoplifting, he was soon on the slippery slope towards a life of crime. The notorious criminal has proven to be as slippery as an eel for police, eluding capture once again.
You can also describe someone as a slippery eel. The company started down the slippery slope of believing that they knew better than the customer, with the inevitable disastrous results. The con artist was slippery as an eel.
Companies like this are slippery as eels, coming up with all sorts of elaborate means of getting around regulations. He's a real slippery customer. Watch out for that guy with the big padded coat. The man the police want to talk to is slippery as an eel, and has so far escaped arrest.
You give in to one demand and soon find that you're doing exactly what they want. This metaphoric expression alludes to traversing a slick hillside, in constant danger of falling.