better the devil you know than the devil you don't

idiom

used to say that it is better to deal with a difficult person or situation one knows than with a new person or situation that could be worse

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better oneself

better the devil you know than the devil you don't

better-to-do

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“Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/better%20the%20devil%20you%20know%20than%20the%20devil%20you%20don%27t. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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