Talk of the Devil, and he is bound to appear
This page is about the saying "Talk of the Devil, and he is bound to appear"
1. Speaking about the Devil may invite him to come. 2. We often say "Talk of the devil!" (or "Speak of the devil!") when somebody that we have just been speaking about suddenly appears.
bound to (adj.): certain to
appear (verb): become visible; arrive
You might say "Talk of the devil!" when your boss suddenly arrives
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Contributor: Josef Essberger