sell one's soul (to the devil)

Definition of sell one's soul (to the devil)

  1. :  to gain wealth, success, power, etc., by doing something bad or dishonest He has sold his soul (to the devil) for fame and prosperity.

Word by Word Definitions

sellplay
  1. :  to deliver or give up in violation of duty, trust, or loyalty and especially for personal gain :  betray

    :  to give up (property) to another for something of value (such as money)

    :  to offer for sale

  1. :  a deliberate deception :  hoax

    :  the act or an instance of selling

    :  something to be sold or caused to be accepted

  1. :  saddle

  1. : chiefly Scottish variant ofself

soulplay
  1. :  the immaterial essence, animating principle, or actuating cause of an individual life

    :  the spiritual principle embodied in human beings, all rational and spiritual beings, or the universe

    :  god

  1. :  of, relating to, or characteristic of black Americans or their culture

    :  designed for or controlled by blacks

devilplay
  1. :  an evil spirit :  demon

    :  an extremely wicked person :  fiend

    :  a great evil

  1. :  to season highly

    :  tease, annoy


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