Meaning of as slippery as an eel in English:

as slippery as an eel

phrase

(also slippery as an eel)
  • 1Too slippery to catch hold of or hold on to.

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