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21 / 02 / 2006

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL: meaning and examples

Good morning. 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. Example 1 Beatrice: 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. Dan: Really? I didn't realize that. Speak of the devil! Here he comes now. Hi, Jonas. Beatrice: Jonas! How are things? Jonas: Hello. What are you two talking about? Beatrice: Oh, nothing really. Just work. Example 2 George: 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. Mark: Hi George! Hi Paul! Yes, I am selling it. Why? Are you interested in buying a used car? If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, please post them in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section or would like to receive a Daily Vitamin Plus! manual, please don't hesitate to contact us. Have a great day!

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