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Devil’s Luck (The)


Astounding good luck. Persons always lucky were thought at one time to have compounded with the Devil.

“You wonʹt have to pay his annuity very long; you have the Devil’s luck in bargains, always.”—Dickens.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Devil’s Cabinet (The)
Devil’s Candle
Devil’s Current (The)
Devil’s Daughter’s Portion (The)
Devil’s Den
Devil’s Dust
Devil’s Dyke (The)
Devil’s Four-Poster (The)
Devil’s Frying-pan (The)
Devil’s Livery (The)
Devil’s Luck (The)
Devil’s Mass (The)
Devil’s Nostrils (The)
Devil’s Own
Devil’s Paternoster (To say the)
Devil’s Snuff-box (The)
Devil’s Tattoo (The)
Devil’s Throat (The)
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