slippery as an eel

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as slippery as an eel (not comparable)

  1. (simile, colloquial) So slippery that it is almost impossible to hold with one's hands
  2. (idiomatic, simile, colloquial) (of a person) So crafty, or cunning that they cannot be caught by the police, although it is known that they are acting illegally.

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