Idiom: Better the devil you know
Meaning: This is the shortened form of the full idiom, 'better the devil you know than the devil you don't', and means that it is often better to deal with someone or something you are familiar with and know, even if they are not ideal, than take a risk with an unknown person or thing.Country: International English | Subject Area: Religion | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- Between the devil and the deep blue sea
- Devil's advocate
- Devil finds work for idle hands
- Let the devil take the hindmost
- Devil is in the detail
- Devil may care
- Speak of the devil!
- Idle hands are the devil's handiwork
- If you lie down with the Devil, you will wake up in hell
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