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speak of the devil


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  • An expression sometimes used when a person mentioned in the current conversation happens to arrive on the scene.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. mention someone's name who just then appears


Variation of “Speak of the devil and he shall appear,” which can be traced back to “Talk of the Devil, and he’s presently at your elbow” attested in 1666. (Wiktionary)


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