the devil take the hindmost


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.

(let) the devil take the hindmost

  (old-fashioned)
something that you say to mean that you should only think about yourself and your own success and not care about other people You've got to be tough to survive in this business - grab what you can and let the devil take the hindmost.
See also: devil, hindmost, take

the devil take the hindmost

Let each person follow self-interest, leaving others to fare as they may.
See also: devil, hindmost, take