SPEAK OF THE DEVIL
21 / 02 / 2006
SPEAK OF THE DEVIL: meaning and examples
Today's expression is
: speak/talk of the devil
It is used
: when you have been talking about somebody and that person arrives unexpectedly. You can say this expression to the person you have been talking to and/or the person you have been talking about.
: I heard that Jonas wasn't going to get the position after all. Apparently, the boss doesn't think his sales figures (niveles de venta
) are good enough.
: Really? I didn't realize that. Speak of the devil
! Here he comes now. Hi, Jonas.
: Jonas! How are things?
: Hello. What are you two talking about?
: Oh, nothing really. Just work.
: If you want to buy a second-hand car, you should talk to Mark. I think he wants to sell his. Speaking of the devil
, Mark, hi! I was just telling Paul that you may be selling your car.
: Hi George! Hi Paul! Yes, I am selling it. Why? Are you interested in buying a used car?
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