be a devil

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of be a devil

British, informal
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

devil play
  1. : the personal supreme spirit of evil often represented in Jewish and Christian belief as the tempter of humankind, the leader of all apostate angels, and the ruler of hell

  2. : an evil spirit : demon

  3. : an extremely wicked person : fiend

  1. : to season highly

  2. : tease, annoy


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