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Give the devil his due

This page is about the saying "Give the devil his due"

Possible meaning:
We should admit the good qualities of even a bad or undeserving person.

Note:
devil (noun) = (in Jewish and Christian belief, usually "the Devil") the chief evil spirit or Satan; an evil or cruel person; a trouble-maker or self-willed person | due (noun) = what is deserved (by someone); what is owed (to someone)

Quick Quiz

If we should "give the devil his due", we should praise even our enemy

a. when payment is overdue

b. when he does something praiseworthy

c. under no circumstances

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Contributor: Josef Essberger