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slippery slope

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Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller
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slippery slope

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  1. (idiomatic) A chain of events that, once initiated, cannot be halted; especially one in which the final outcome is undesirable or precarious.
    I think basing your actions off an assumption like that is a slippery slope that is going to get you in trouble.
  2. A logical argument that follows a chain of events or causes and effects to some conclusion.

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