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devil

1. noun REL Satan2. noun MYTH, REL evil spirit3. noun badly behaved child etc4. noun affectionately5. noun nuisance6. noun wild streak7. noun LAW assistant to lawyer8. verb COOK
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1 noun (also Devil) REL Satandiabhal masc1  c m uáibhirseoir masc3  c m uthe devil 's work obair an diabhail 2 noun MYTH, REL evil spiritainspiorad masc1ainsprid fem2  c m udeamhan masc1
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3 noun informal badly behaved child etcdiabhal masc1  c m uscabhaitéir masc3  c m ubligeard masc1  c m urógaire masc4  c m uhe's a right devil tá an diabhail ina sheasamh ann 4 noun informal affectionatelyyou lucky devil! tá an t-ádh dearg ort!he was a handsome devil ba bhreá an staic éhe's a harmless old devil níl aon dochar sa diabhal bocht 5 noun informal nuisancediabhal masc1  c m uI was a devil for the drink bhí an diabhal orm chun díhe was the very devil to please ní shásódh an diabhal féin é 6 noun literary wild streakthere's a bit of a devil in him tá beagán den diabhal air, tá smut den rógaire ann 7 noun LAW assistant to lawyerabhcóide cúnta 8 verb COOK TRANSITIVEteobhlaistigh verb  c m u
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a devil of a

(also

one devil of a

, the devil of a

) informal he was in a devil of a hurry bhí deifir an diabhail air, bhí deabhadh diabhalta air

to have a devil of a job

(also

to have a devil of a time

) informal I've had a devil of a job finishing it bhí obair an diabhail agam á chríochnúwe had a devil of a time getting her home chuaigh sé an-deacair orainn í a thabhairt abhaile

be a devil!

informal níor chaill fear an mhisnigh riamh é!gabh sa seans!téigh sa seans!

better the devil you know (than the devil you don't)

informal is fearr fanacht i muinín an ruda a bhfuil tú cleachta leisdo speal féin dá olcas í is fearr duitbreathnaigh romhat sula gcaithfidh tú léim

to be between the devil and the deep blue sea

bheith idir teach an diabhail agus teach an deamhainbheith idir dhá thine Bhealtainerogha an dá dhíogha a bheith agat

the devil only knows

(also

the devil knows

) informal ag Dia amháin atá a fhios

give the devil his due

lena cheart féin a thabhairt dóan ceart choíche

go to the devil!

informal téigh in ainm an diabhail informaltéigh i dteach an diabhail informalbíodh an diabhal agat informal

to have the luck of the devil

(also

to have the devil's own luck

) informal ádh an diabhail a bheith ortan t-ádh dearg a bheith ort

like the devil

informal ar nós an diabhailin ainm an diabhailar nós na gaoithehe was working like the devil bhí sé ag oibriú leis in ainm an diabhail

to play the devil with sth

informal an diabhal a dhéanamh ar rud

to sell your soul to the devil

d'anam a dhíol leis an diabhal

speak of the devil!

(also

talk of the devil!

) informal labhair ar na haingil agus cloisfidh tú a sciatháintagann gach rud lena iomrá

the devil finds work for idle hands

proverb cuireann an fear díomhaoin cathú ar an diabhal

the devil gets all the best tunes

ag an diabhal atá an ceol is fearr

the devil's in the detail

is iad na rudaí beaga a bhascfaidh thúis sna rudaí beaga a bhíonn an deacracht

the devil looks after his own

tugann an diabhal aire dá chuid féin

the devil take the hindmost!

informal faichill a thóna féin ar gach fear

the devil you do!

informal 'I know.' 'The devil you do!' 'Tá a fhios agam.' 'Tá, muise!'; 'Tá a fhios agam.' 'Níl ná é!'

there'll be the devil to pay

informal beidh sé ina raicbeidh an diabhal le híoc

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