Devil

the devil is beating his wife

Meaning: raining whereas the sun is shining

Example: Today, the devil is beating his wife in our city - it's raining cats and dog and sun is also shining. Read on

the devil is in the detail

Meaning: It means that when you do not concentrate on the details of something you may run into unexpected problems

Example: "Have you seen my beautiful new bag? I paid a fortune for it." "Really? It is a fake. The stitching of the original bags is blue, not green." "How disappointing. I guess the devil is in the details." Read on

idle hands are the devil’s tools

Meaning: if you have nothing to do, you are likely to do some mischief

Example: All the kids should be kept busy while you are away; idle hands are the devil's tools. Read on

speak of the devil

Meaning: when someone comes in unexpectedly while being talked about

Example: We were huddled together in our lunch table, talking about our boss, when he walked in. Well, speak of the devil! Read on

devil’s advocate

Meaning: one who presents a counter argument

Example: I agree with what you say, but I'll play devil's advocate so that we can cover all the possibilities that may arise. Read on

devil may care

devil-may-care Meaning: - very casual attitude - worry-free or carefree attitude - reckless - defiant - relaxed and not worried about the results of your actions Examples: 1. ... Read on

give the devil his due

Meaning: give credit to an opponent's merits, grudgingly or not.

Example: I don't like what the new management has done, but give the devil his due, sales have improved. Read on

between the devil and the deep blue sea

between the devil and the deep blue sea Meaning: between two equally difficult or unacceptable choices. Example: Trying to please both his boss and his wife puts him between ... Read on

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close the books

Meaning: set the ending to a concerned issue

Example: The accountant closed the books and that was the end of your 40 year old favourite sweet shop. Read on

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