be a devil

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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!"

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“Be a devil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20a%20devil. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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