speak of the devil, and he is sure to appear

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speak of the devil, and he is sure to appear

An acknowledgment of a person who has arrived just as or after he or she was being discussed. John: "Hey everyone, sorry I'm late!" Dave: "Well, speak of the devil, and he is sure to appear! We were just talking about something funny you said the other day."
See also: and, appear, he, of, speak, sure