be a devil

Definition of be a devil

British, informal

  1. —used to tell someone who is not sure about doing something to go ahead and do it “I don't know if I should eat anything else.” “Oh, go on, be a devil, order dessert!”

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an evil spirit :  demon

    :  an extremely wicked person :  fiend

    :  a great evil

  1. :  to season highly

    :  tease, annoy

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to cast off or become cast off

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