better the devil you know

better the devil you know
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 with sometimes, but better the devil you know.


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  • Better The Devil You Know — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Better The Devil You Know» Sencillo de Kylie Minogue del álbum Rhythm Of Love Lado B «I m Over Dreaming (Over You)» Publicación abril de 1990 …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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 — Infobox Single Name = Better the Devil You Know Artist = Kylie Minogue from Album = Rhythm of Love Released = April 1990 Format = CD single: Worldwide Vinyl single: United Kingdom Cassette single: Australia U.S. Recorded = London, England Genre …   Wikipedia

  • 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 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) 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) — 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 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 (Sonia song) — Infobox Single Name = Better the Devil You Know Type = Single Artist = Sonia from Album = Better the Devil You Know B side = Not What I Call Love Released = 1993 Genre = Pop Length = 2:36 Label = Arista Records Writer = Last single = Boogie… …   Wikipedia

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