|the devil makes work for idle hands
||if a person is not busy he will do evil things, work ethic
||Protestants believe children should be busy because the devil makes work for idle hands.
|the devil you say
||that is amazing, how about that, you don't say
||"I caught a thirty-pound trout." "The devil you say!"
|the dickens you say
||that is unbelievable, gadzooks, say what
||"Ping, you won a car!" "The dickens you say!"
||the negative side, the disadvantages, the bad points
||The downside of abortion is that some women use it as a method of birth control.
|the dying seconds
||the last few seconds in a game
||The score was tied 3 - 3 in the dying seconds of the third period.
|the early bird gets the worm
||the one who arrives first gets the reward etc.
||I want to go to the sale at 8 a.m. The early bird gets the worm!
|the end-all, be-all
||(See the be-all, end-all)
|the end justifies the means
||any method is fine if the result is good
||If a person steals food to survive, does the end justify the means?
|the end of the line
||the time to leave, the place to get off
||When the group began to gossip, it was the end of the line for me.
|the eye of a needle
||the hole in a needle, the opening for the thread
||The hole in the tube was smaller than the eye of a needle.