Definition of (as) slippery as an eel in English:

(as) slippery as an eel

phrase

  • 1Too slippery to catch hold of or hold on to:

    ‘the ball was as slippery as an eel’
    1. 1.1 Elusive or evasive:
      ‘the man was wanted in a dozen countries but was as slippery as an eel’