sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Fri Jun 27 23:52:15 UTC 2003
>"...what but gives him the desire to
>struggle again up the slippery slope of fortune?"
>Or the mountain slope Sisyphus rolls the rock up to no avail.<
None of the contemporary uses of "slippery slope" that I see or hear are
in any way suggestive of striving upward and slipping back; all are
derisive of the notion that the first step (off the current path) at the
*top* of a slippery slope can be taken in safety.
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