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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Recent Examples on the Web Because the Isaacson Accord turns out to be a devil’s bargain. Brian Merchant, Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2023

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“Be a devil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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