be a devil


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be a devil

A phrase of encouragement, especially to someone who is reluctant or unsure. Primarily heard in UK. A: "Oh, be a devil and get dessert." B: "But what about my diet?"
See also: devil

be a devil!

said when encouraging someone to do something that they are hesitating to do. informal

be a ˈdevil

(British English) said to encourage somebody to do something that they are not sure about doing: Go on, be a devil, Catherine! Buy yourself some new clothes for once!
See also: devil