speak/talk of the devil

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Definition of speak/talk of the devil

informal
used in speech to say that someone one has been talking about has unexpectedly appeared "Well, speak of the devil! We were just talking about you!"

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“Speak/talk of the devil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speak%2Ftalk%20of%20the%20devil. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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