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speak (or talk) of the devil

Definición de speak or talk of the devil en inglés:

Said when a person appears just after being mentioned.
[from the superstition that the devil will appear if his name is spoken]
Example sentences
  • He, Joe, and Ivan, speak of the devil, appeared in the main hall.
  • ‘Ah, talk of the devil,’ she announced when she had consumed her snack, nodding towards the van, where Dylan was looking around like he had absolutely no idea where he was.
  • And speak of the devil, there's Pat, and that dimwit Brock.
Ver entrada madre: devil

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