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creeping crud
 n.— «Ms. Camp charged that this “creeping crud of a policy” is having a negative effect on women’s health, child health care programs and other health operations.» —“Population Fund Cut May Increase Abortions, Maternal Deaths” by Randolph E. Schmid in Washington, D.C. Associated Press Nov. 12, 1987. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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