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Autor:  CR
E-mail:  crs@sbcuc.net
Data:  21/JAN/2006 2:38 AM
Assunto:  Better than...
 
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Q&A from a forum in http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/4/messages/696.html :

 

: What the heck does "Better the Devil You Know," mean?
: I've heard it in a song by a British group and wonder
: if it's British Phrase and I don't get it because I'm
: American.

 

I've heard it in America. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't. Some people reason it's better to stay in a bad situation rather than risk making a change and winding up in a spot that's even worse. Examples, a person might stay with a bad job or bad marriage because he is afraid to change and wind up in a situation that is just as bad and unfamiliar on top of that.

 

Be well.

 

CR

 


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Better than...  –  William  20/JAN/2006, 10:56 PM
 Better than...  –  CR  21/JAN/2006, 2:38 AM
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