Meaning: between two equally difficult or unacceptable choices.
Example: I am in a pickle. Anything I do is going to cause this situation to turn out bad. I'm really stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea. Read on
Meaning: a situation suddenly becomes noisy and violent, usually with a lot of people arguing or fighting
Example: All hell will let loose when the caged animals break out of their cages. Read on
Meaning: raining whereas the sun is shining.
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
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
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
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 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
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