As slippery as an eel

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Italian (Italy)
Hello to everybody,
is as slippery as an eel the right answer for this multiple-choice question?

It's hard to catch Joe in his office. He's as slippery as ____ .
a. oil
b. an eel
c. a hell
d. ice
e. halos

Thanks very much :)
  • ewie

    Senior Member
    English English
    (b) is the best answer of a very bad bunch, Frosty. But that's not to say it's a particularly good answer. Slippery as an eel usually means 'furtive, deceptive, dissimulating' rather than 'difficult to get hold of physically'. So the answer (b) suggests that Joe is deliberately avoiding having visitors in his office:(

    Where are you getting these questions from?
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