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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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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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angel's advocateSomeone who sees what's good about an idea and supports it.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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the devil is a liarA general expression of distrust, particularly implying that another person is attempting to deceive the speaker, or that a situation is not, or can not be, as it appears.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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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 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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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue SeaTo be in a very dangerous situation and not knowing what to do, Or to be involved in some precarious situation that has bad results or outcomeRate 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 lies in the detailsSynonym of devil is in the detailsRate it:

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devil take the hindmostAn imprecation that everyone should look after their own interests, leaving those who cannot cope to whatever fate befalls them.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 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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the devil looks after his ownBad people often prosper unfairly, because the devil helps them.Rate it:

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the devil you sayAn expression of surprise at something stated by another.Rate it:

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

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stand forTo advocate, to support.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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à chacun son dûGive the devil his due; Every man is worth his hire.Rate it:

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à la cour du roi chacun pour soiEvery man for himself and the devil take the hindmost. Rate it:

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aller au diable vauvert (corrupted into au vert)To go very far away, a devil of a way; To disappear.Rate it:

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Also-RanA Competitor, Activist, Advocate, 'Busy Body', 'Has-Been' {attempting to become an 'Is-Been'}Rate it:

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bicho malo nunca muerethe devil looks after his ownRate it:

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c’est un air de porter le diable en terreIt is an air to conjure up the devil.Rate it:

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entre le marteau et l'enclumebetween a rock and a hard place; between the devil and the deep blue seaRate it:

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être entre l’enclume et le marteauTo be in a dilemma; To be between the devil and the deep sea.Rate it:

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falando do diabospeak of the devilRate it:

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fille oisive, à mal pensiveAn idle brain is the devil’s workshop.Rate it:

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hablando del rey de Romaspeak of the devilRate it:

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il a de la corde de pendu dans sa pocheHe has the devil’s own luck.Rate it:

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il n’est orgueil que de sot enrichiSet a beggar on horseback, he’ll ride to the devil.Rate it:

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il n’est pas si diable qu’il est noirThe devil is not as black as he is painted.Rate it:

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