Translation: from spanish

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

Look at other dictionaries:

  • better the devil you know than the devil you don't — used to say that it is better to deal with a difficult person or situation you know than with a new person or situation that could be worse • • • Main Entry: ↑devil better the devil you know than the devil you don t see ↑devil • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • better the devil you know (than the devil you don't) — better the devil you know (than the devil you don’t) phrase used for saying that it is safer to deal with a bad but familiar person or thing than to risk dealing with someone or something that you do not know and that could be worse Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • better the devil you know than the devil you don't — better the devil you know (than the devil you don t) something that you say to mean it is better to deal with a person or thing you know, even if you do not like them, than to deal with a new person or thing who could be even worse. I know Mike… …   New idioms dictionary

  • better the devil you know than the devil you don't know — ► better the devil you know than the devil you don t know proverb it s wiser to deal with an undesirable but familiar person or situation than to risk a change that might lead to a situation with worse difficulties or a person whose faults you… …   English terms dictionary

  • better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know — Cf. 1539 R. TAVERNER tr. Erasmus’ Adages 48 Nota res mala, optima. An euyl thynge knowen is best. It is good kepyng of a shrew [a scolding or ill tempered woman] that a man knoweth; 1576 G. PETTIE Petit Palace 84 You had rather keepe those whom… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • better the devil you know — (than the devil you don t) something that you say to mean it is better to deal with a person or thing you know, even if you do not like them, than to deal with a new person or thing who could be even worse. I know Mike can be difficult to work… …   New idioms dictionary

  • better the devil you know — This is the shortened form of the full idiom, better the devil you know than the devil you don t , and means that it is often better to deal with someone or something you are familiar with and know, even if they are not ideal, than take a risk… …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • better the devil you know —    This is the shortened form of the full idiom, better the devil you know than the devil you don t , and means that it is often better to deal with someone or something you are familiar with and know, even if they are not ideal, than take a risk …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Better the devil you know —   This is the shortened form of the full idion, better the devil you know than the devil you don t , and means that it is often better to deal with someone or something you are familiar with and know, even if they are not ideal, than take a risk… …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • better the devil you know... — a new devil could be worse than the old devil    Should we fire the coach? No better the devil we know than the one we don t …   English idioms

  • The Once and Future King (The Twilight Zone) — The Once and Future King was a Twilight Zone episode that aired in the fall of 1986.Jeff Yagher plays Gary, an Elvis impersonator who gets warped back in time and meets The King , Elvis Presley himself.PlotThis episode opens up in a smoke filled… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

Wir verwenden Cookies für die beste Präsentation unserer Website. Wenn Sie diese Website weiterhin nutzen, stimmen Sie dem zu.