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2021.03.14 17:20

Idiom of the Day

“Speak of the devil”

If you are with friends

or coworkers and you are talking about someone, and then as you are talking they suddenly appear, we will say, “Well, speak of the devil!” We say this because it is like the devil was listening to you and then he teleported to hear all that you were saying. This is not done in a negative connotation, but rather a positive one. Usually we will say this idiom when we are discussing a project where you are needed, or people were giving compliments about you. It is almost never said while spreading gossip or talking negatively about someone.
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  • Oriane 2021.03.14 17:45

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    Interesting ! A French idiom close to this one : « quand on parle du loup »
  • ..... 2021.03.14 17:51

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    We have a similar expression "ابن الحلال بذكره" 😅
  • ..... 2021.03.14 17:51

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    Thanks a lot for sharing 🙏
  • Wesam Altaey 2021.03.14 17:58

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    Yeah this right man
  • Sadam Maratouq 2021.03.14 18:00

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    😊😊😊😊 thank you
  • Umar Farooq 2021.03.14 18:51

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    Thank you Sir!
  • Umar Farooq 2021.03.14 18:51

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    👍
  • Umar Farooq 2021.03.14 18:51

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  • Yuki 2021.03.15 04:01

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    It’s interesting and a bit confusing because the idom shows the positive way but including a negative word “devil”😂
  • frank 2021.03.15 15:01

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    “说曹操,曹操就到” is similar meaning
  • Rose 2021.03.15 17:08

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    @Yuki yep, definitley 😂
  • Emad 2021.03.15 19:25

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    @Tom good! Keep practicing the r sound
  • Emad 2021.03.15 19:26

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    @Sara perez good!
  • Emad 2021.03.15 19:27

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    @Mi good!
  • Emad 2021.03.15 19:28

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    @sust good Keep practicing the r sound and the l sound
  • Emad 2021.03.15 19:29

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    @Morton good! Keep practicing
  • Emad 2021.03.15 19:30

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    @Marwa great!
  • Marwa 2021.03.15 19:53

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    @Emad thanks Emad!

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