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Re: Thin end of the wedge

Posted by Bob on March 15, 2003

In Reply to: Thin end of the wedge posted by henry on March 14, 2003

: : : : : : A bad decision leads to more bad decisions simultaneously closing off avenues of solution until nothing is left but bad options.

: : : : : : What's this called? Its similar to, but not excatly the same as, a downward spiral.

: : : : : : Can anyone help?

: : : : : : Thanks
: : : : : : ptn

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: : : : : Painting oneself into a corner? A domino effect?

: : : :
: : : : a slippery slope?

: : : Going into a decline?

: : The beginning of the end?

: The thin end of the wedge?
Death spiral. Circling the drain. Follow a bad shot with a dumb shot. (Golf.) (Specifically, my normal golf mentality.) In quicksand. In a quagmire. (Quagmire is the word usually invoked when describing a foolish step into a bad situation that only grows worse as you get deeper in the mud. It was/is often used in connection with the U.S. involvement in Viet Nam; years from now it will be used in connection with the U.S. cowboy invasion of Iraq.