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Speak of the devil

Meaning/Usage: When someone appears just as you are talking about that person.

Explanation: This is from English and is shortened from the original phrase, "Speak of the Devil and he doth appear."  The shortened form presented in this lesson became popular.

"I was at a party last night, and I saw Jake play the guitar in front of an audience... speak of the devil, there's Jake right now."
"Joanne did great on her presentation.  Speak of the devil... Hi Joanne."

A:  "Andy was walking down the street and he tripped over beggar."
B:  "I was there too.  It was so funny.  He just got up and pretended nothing happened."
A:  "Speak of the devil.  There's Andy now."

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