speak of the devil

An acknowledgment of a person who has arrived just as or after they were being discussed. (A shortening of the longer proverb "speak of the devil, & he shall/will/is sure lớn appear.") A: "Hey everyone, sorry I"m late!" B: "Well, speak of the devil! We were just speaking talking something funny you were saying the other day."See also: devil, of, speak

talk of the devil

An acknowledgment of a person who has arrived just as or after they were being discussed. (A shortened variation of the longer, more common proverb, "speak of the devil, and he shall/will/is sure to lớn appear.") John: "Hey everyone, sorry I"m late!" Dave: "Well, talk of the devil! I was just telling them about something funny you said the other day."See also: devil, of, talk

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andTalk of the devil (và he is sure lớn appear).

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Prov. Talk about a certain person, và that person appears. (Used when someone appears whom you have just been talking about.) Alan: I haven"t seen Bob for weeks. Jane: Look, here comes Bob right now. Alan: Well, talk of the devil. Hi, there. We were just talking about you. speak of the devil and in he walks.See also: devil, of, speak

speak of the devil

The person just mentioned has appeared, as in Why, speak of the devil-there"s Jeannie. This expression is a shortening of the older Speak of the devil and he"s sure to lớn appear, based on the superstition that pronouncing the devil"s name will cause his arrival on the scene. The figurative use was already explained in James Kelly"s Scottish Proverbs (1721). See also: devil, of, speak

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talk of the devil

SPOKENPeople say speak of the devil or talk of the devil if someone they have just been talking about arrives unexpectedly. `Speak of the devil," she greeted hyên, smiling. `Well, talk of the devil." Duncan had wandered up from the beach in red wellies và a duffel coat. Note: This expression comes from the saying `talk of the devil & he will appear". See also: devil, of, speak

speak (or talk) of the devil

said when a person appears just after being mentioned. This phrase stems from the superstition that the devil will manifest himself if his name is spoken.See also: devil, of, speak

speak/talk of the ˈdevil

(informal, saying) said when somebody toàn thân who has just been mentioned appears unexpectedly: ‘I haven’t seen Leo for a while.’ ‘Well, speak of the devil, here he is!’See also: devil, of, speak, talk

speak of the devil

in. said when someone whose name has just been mentioned appears or is heard from. (Cliché.) And speak of the devil, here’s Ted now. See also: devil, of, speak

speak of the devil

Now that one mentions that person, he or she turns up. This old proverbial saying is, as John Ciardi pointed out, a leftover from the ancient superstitious belief that pronouncing the devil’s name will cause hyên ổn lớn appear. Indeed, the full saying is, Speak of the devil và he’s sure lớn appear. For primitive peoples, one’s name was an essential part of one’s being, và khổng lồ speak a name gave one some power over the person named. The roots of the cliché have been largely forgotten, and today it is most often voiced simply when a person one has been talking about unexpectedly appears on the scene.See also: devil, of, speak

speak of the devil

Acknowledgment of someone"s unexpected arrival. The complete expression is “speak of the devil & he will appear,” which is nothing that superstitious people wanted to have happen. As such a cautionary tale, the expression was not used in jest until the late 19th century. That"s when responding khổng lồ an unanticipated appearance with “speak of the devil” lost its dark satanic connotation.See also: devil, of, speakSee also:

speak of the devil

Idiom(s): speak of the devilTheme: IDENTIFICATIONsaid when someone whose name has just been mentioned appears or is heard from.• Well, speak of the devil! Hello, Tom. We were just talking about you.• I had just mentioned Sally when—speak of the devil—she walked in the door.

speak of the devil & he appears

a person comes just when one is talking about him "Speak of the devil và he appears," I said just as our colleague who we were talking about walked in the door.

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A person comes just when you are talking about hyên ổn. A proverb. We were just talking about Bill when he came in the door. Speak of the devil & he appears.

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Speak of the devil!

If you are talking about someone and they happen to lớn walk in, you can use this idiom as a way of letting them know you were talking about them.
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