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speak of the devil and he shall appearAlternative form of speak of the devil.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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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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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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seek and ye shall findsomething can be found if it is looked for.Rate it:

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as you sow, so shall you reapThe personal consequences of one's actions are in proportion to the good or bad intentions towards others.Rate it:

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this too shall passNothing, good or bad, lasts forever. Used to indicate that a current situation or event, no matter how wonderful or horrible it is, will not last forever.Rate it:

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this too shall pass awayAlternative form of this too shall pass.Rate it:

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those who will not when they may, when they will they shall have nay(archaic) One should take immediate advantage of an opportunity that may not be available later.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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speak softly and carry a big stickDo not boast or utter verbal threats, but do make others aware that you are prepared to use physical force if necessary.Rate it:

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three wise monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.avoid all evil in every formRate it:

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speak outTo assert or promote one's opinion; to make one's thoughts known.Rate it:

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speak toTo give evidence regarding something; to attest for.Rate it:

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speak toTo resonate with, to strike a chord in.Rate it:

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speak upTo talk more loudly or plainly.Rate it:

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speak forTo speak on somebody's behalf.Rate it:

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speak upTo make oneself or one's opinions known; to advocate or assert oneself.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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actions speak louder than wordsIt is more effective to act directly than to speak of action.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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give the devil his dueTo acknowledge the positive qualities of a person who is unpleasant or disliked.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 another vesselMy Captain signaled with pennants',/came within hailing distance 'spoke with megaphone. He learned SKIPPER of upwind ship/Mandarin/ two masted schooner es 'Mandarin's Skipper's spouse aboard as assistant navigator:Rate it:

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speak forTo claim, reserve, or occupy.Rate it:

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speak for oneselfExpressing disagreement with an opinion expressed by another.Rate it:

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speak for oneselfTo provide an opinion only on one's own behalf.Rate it:

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speak now or forever hold your peaceSay something now or don't say anything at all.Rate it:

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speak one's mindTo state one's thoughts or opinions honestly or frankly.Rate it:

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speak someone's languageTo talk about concerns, feelings, ideas, etc. which someone understands well and can relate to intimately.Rate it:

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speak toAddress the Topic, List Salient Features, Point-Up the Pros And Cons, Designate The Budgetary Requirements,, Focus On This Aspect, Delineate Definite DangersRate it:

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speak toTo address a particular topic.Rate it:

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speak volumesTo express more than one actually said.Rate it:

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speak volumesTo extend beyond the immediate topic under discussion.Rate it:

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speak with a forked tongueTo speak deceptively; to be duplicitous or untruthful.Rate it:

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