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give the devil his dueTo acknowledge the positive qualities of a person who is unpleasant or disliked.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the devil you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the devil you don't knowSomething bad and familiar is better than something bad and unknown.Rate it:

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as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his follyFoolish people repeatedly do foolish things.Rate it:

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give someone his headTo allow (someone) to act without constraint: to give (someone) free rein.Rate it:

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due courseRegular or appropriate passage or occurrence.Rate it:

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due courseA. 1399, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales.Rate it:

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due courseA. 1735, Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels.Rate it:

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due courseA. 1803, Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey.Rate it:

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due tobecause ofRate it:

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give me liberty or give me deathA set-phrase indicating enormous displeasure at any over-authoritarian policy or law.Rate it:

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caught between the devil and the deep blue seaHaving a choice between two alternatives, both undesirable.Rate it:

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better the devil you knowAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the one you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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better the devil you know than the one you don't knowAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.Rate it:

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devil is in the detailsThe specific provisions of, or particular steps for implementing, a general plan, policy, or contract may be complicated, controversial, or unworkable.Rate it:

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devil's advocateA canon lawyer appointed by the Church to argue against the canonization of the proposed candidate.Rate it:

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devil's advocateOne who debates from a view which they may not actually hold, usually to determine its validity, or simply for the sake of argument.Rate it:

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devil's luckastounding good luck.Rate it:

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devil's shouldersUsed other than as an idiom: see devil, shoulders.Rate it:

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devil's shouldersThe illiac furrows.Rate it:

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folk devilA person or type of person blamed by the public for various ills, as during a moral panic.Rate it:

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idle hands are the devil's playthingsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop.Rate it:

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idle hands are the Devil's playthingsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop..Rate it:

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idle hands are the devil's toolsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop.Rate it:

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idle hands are the Devil's toolsAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop..Rate it:

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idle hands are the devil's workshopOne who is idle will likely come to do evil.Rate it:

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idle hands are the Devil's workshopAlternative form of Idle hands are the devil's workshop..Rate it:

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lucky devilsomeone with astounding good luck.Rate it:

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speak of the devilAn expression sometimes used when a person mentioned in the current conversation happens to arrive on the scene.Rate it:

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speak of the devil and he appearsAlternative form of speak of the devil.Rate it:

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speak of the devil and he shall appearAlternative form of speak of the devil.Rate it:

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talk of the devilAlternative form of speak of the devil.Rate it:

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the devilUsed to add emphasis to a question or statement.Rate it:

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what the devilUsed to add emphasis to "what" when beginning question.Rate it:

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a bad carpenter blames his toolsAlternative form of a bad workman always blames his tools.Rate it:

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lick his bootsTo try too hard to please someone important.Rate it:

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a bad workman always blames his toolsIt is not the tools we use which make us good, but rather how we employ them.Rate it:

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a man's home is his castle(US) a proverbial expression of personal privacy and securityRate it:

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beard the lion in his denTo confront an adversary in his or her own environmentRate it:

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rest his soulUsed parenthetically to mark the referent as being deceased.Rate it:

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sent him home to his mamaGot a divorce.Rate it:

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a fool and his money are soon partedIt is easy to get money from foolish people, especially rich ones.Rate it:

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an englishman's home is his castle(UK) a proverbial expression of personal privacy and securityRate it:

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and his motherServes as an intensifier for an inclusive noun or phrase such as everyone, anyone, each someone or all someones.Rate it:

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down with his apple-cartKnock or throw him down.Rate it:

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each to his ownEveryone is entitled to their own opinion or tastes.My housemate is a strict vegan. I personally could never not eat meat, but each to his own.Rate it:

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every jack has his jilleverybody will find someone to have a romantic relationship with at some point in their lifeRate it:

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