devil in disguise


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devil in disguise

Something or someone that appears to be good, useful, or benevolent, but that in reality proves to be the opposite. When I first met my ex-husband, I thought he was the nicest, most generous man alive, but he turned out to be the devil in disguise. The new cancer-treating drug held great promise, but it proved a devil in disguise when the true scale of its side effects became known.
See also: devil, disguise
References in classic literature ?
Flask, I take that Fedallah to be the devil in disguise.
Is he The Devil In Disguise or a Hound Dog in his Blue Suede Shoes?
SHE played something of a Devil in Disguise in Emmerdale, and now actress Sian Reeves is performing that very song six days a week in new musical Love Me Tender.
Cue great songs like The Devil In Disguise, Hound Dog and Blue Suede Shoes.
Thanks to his coalition with the Tories, he's just the Devil In Disguise to betrayed voters who trusted his party in 2010.
IS that the Devil In Disguise or new Sky Blues' signing Hermann Hreidarsson all at sea posing as Elvis?
Well since I am both a Capricorn and left-handed surely I must be the devil in disguise, yet with a heart of an angel.
Thousands of Midlanders considered Red Robbo of Longbridge the devil in disguise.
BOOKS Camp comic Julian Clary's perfect summer read, Devil in Disguise FOOD A look inside four recipe books which are nothing short of Delicious TRAVEL Forget New York, for an exciting holiday in the US, head to Boston
Pellow plays Daryl Van Horne, a sleazy devil in disguise who has been accidentally conjured up by three bored women living in the sleepy but uptight town of Eastwick.
Listen to songs such as Jailhouse Rock, American Trilogy, Suspicious Minds, Johnny B Goode, Devil in Disguise, Hound Dog and lots more sung with passion and attention to detail.
The runners-up are DEVIL IN DISGUISE from G Whetton of Burton-on-Trent and HAT'S THE WAY TO DO IT from Rob Hawkins of Redditch.
But don't worry about Pope John Paul II: The dead won't be resurrected until after the Second Coming, so this "John Paul II" will actually be the devil in disguise.
I find it hard to believe that a raunchy chick like Britney who has never worn a complete ensemble in her life is an angel - she's more like a devil in disguise.
Photo: Joe Black (Brad Pitt) is the devil in disguise, but a businessman's daughter (Claire Forlani) doesn't know it in ``Meet Joe Black.