devil you say

devil you say

English Idioms. Sayings and slang .

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  • the devil you say — that is amazing, how about that, you don t say    I caught a thirty pound trout. The devil you say! …   English idioms

  • Better the Devil You Know — Infobox Single Name = Better the Devil You Know Artist = Kylie Minogue from Album = Rhythm of Love Released = April 1990 Format = CD single: Worldwide Vinyl single: United Kingdom Cassette single: Australia U.S. Recorded = London, England Genre …   Wikipedia

  • The Devil You Know — Album par Heaven Hell Sortie 28 avril 2009 Durée 53:31 Genre Heavy Metal Producteur Mike Exeter Heaven Hell …   Wikipédia en Français

  • better the devil you know than the devil you don't — used to say that it is better to deal with a difficult person or situation you know than with a new person or situation that could be worse • • • Main Entry: ↑devil better the devil you know than the devil you don t see ↑devil • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know — Cf. 1539 R. TAVERNER tr. Erasmus’ Adages 48 Nota res mala, optima. An euyl thynge knowen is best. It is good kepyng of a shrew [a scolding or ill tempered woman] that a man knoweth; 1576 G. PETTIE Petit Palace 84 You had rather keepe those whom… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • better the devil you know (than the devil you don't) — better the devil you know (than the devil you don’t) phrase used for saying that it is safer to deal with a bad but familiar person or thing than to risk dealing with someone or something that you do not know and that could be worse Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • better the devil you know than the devil you don't — better the devil you know (than the devil you don t) something that you say to mean it is better to deal with a person or thing you know, even if you do not like them, than to deal with a new person or thing who could be even worse. I know Mike… …   New idioms dictionary

  • better the devil you know — (than the devil you don t) something that you say to mean it is better to deal with a person or thing you know, even if you do not like them, than to deal with a new person or thing who could be even worse. I know Mike can be difficult to work… …   New idioms dictionary

  • devil — I. noun Etymology: Middle English devel, from Old English dēofol, from Late Latin diabolus, from Greek diabolos, literally, slanderer, from diaballein to throw across, slander, from dia + ballein to throw; probably akin to Sanskrit gurate he… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Devil — • The name commonly given to the fallen angels, who are also known as demons. With the article (ho) it denotes Lucifer, their chief, as in Matthew 25:41, the Devil and his angels Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Devil     Devil …   Catholic encyclopedia

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