Idiom: Devil is in the detail
When people say that "the devil is in the details", they mean that small things in plans and schemes that are often overlooked can cause serious problems later on.Country: International English | Subject Area: Religion | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- Between the devil and the deep blue sea
- Devil's advocate
- Devil finds work for idle hands
- Let the devil take the hindmost
- Better the devil you know
- 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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