English version

be a devil

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe a devilbe a devilPERSUADE British English spoken used to persuade someone to do something they are not sure they should do Go on, be a devil, have another gin and tonic. devil
Examples from the Corpus
be a devilHe is a devil from the conservative point of view.There may be devils afoot, though not necessarily white.It was almost as if there was a devil inside him.Some people considered this stranger to be a devil changed into the illusion of an angel of light, or a witch.
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