Skip to Content

EnglishClub
Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub

When the devil cannot come, he will send

Meaning: The implication is that the devil is very persistent. He will always find a way to tempt us. If the devil cannot bring temptation to us himself, he will find someone else to bring it.

Note: devil (noun) = (in Jewish and Christian belief, usually "the Devil") the chief evil spirit or Satan | send (verb) = cause (someone or something) to go (somewhere)

Quick Quiz:

In the saying "When the devil cannot come, he will send", what does "he will send" mean? He will
  1. get someone to do his work for him
  2. order a take-away
  3. wait until he can come

This entry is in the following categories:

Privacy & Terms | Contact | Report error
© 1997-2014 EnglishClub