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the demon drink

slang A derogatory phrase for alcohol that emphasizes its negative effects. Woe be to any of you who fall under the spell of the demon drink.
See also: demon, drink

like a demon

An intensifier used when one puts forth great effort to do something. I'm planning to fight like a demon against this illness, so I'm researching both Western and Eastern methods of treatment. We've been working like demons to get the update finished before the Christmas break.
See also: demon, like

speed demon

1. Someone who drives very fast in their car, especially over the legal speed limit. I used to be an awful speed demon, but I got so many tickets that I nearly lost my license. OK, I know we're running late, but there's no need to be such a speed demon. I'd rather arrive alive.
2. An athlete who runs, skates, swims, cycles, etc., very fast. The team's new running back is one hell of a speed demon. The speed demon already had eight Olympic gold medals for cycling, and he finally added a Tour de France championship to his list of accolades.
3. Someone or something that performs an action much faster than is usual. I can't believe you've already read through all these reports. You're a real speed demon! Th tablet's new CPU is a speed demon, all right, but it eats through the battery like nobody's business.
See also: demon, speed

the demon ˈdrink

(British English, humorous) alcoholic drink: It was the demon drink that made me act in that way.
See also: demon, drink

speed demon

1. n. a fast runner; a fast driver. Tom is a speed demon. He qualified for the Olympics.
2. n. a habitual user of methamphetamine. (Drugs.) When they are high, most speed demons don’t know what they are doing.
See also: demon, speed
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As the world's leading insurance provider for enthusiast vehicles, Hagerty's coverage for the Demon will be the same guaranteed value policy that's provided to all vehicles that qualify for their program.
Peter, the charming demon, is a nice addition, giving Cyn something to worry about other than Jules.
Surviving records describe the Sui period as one during which occult practices were especially attractive to the ruling class; the cat demon episode is but one of multiple instances involving engagement in occult arts by members of the royal house, both male and female.
We were told by the paranormal investigator that we have an incubus demon - the worst type of demon you can get.
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But as well as being immortalised in movies such as The Exorcist and The Omen, demons are also the subject of serious research.
In traditional demonology, humans are compelled, tricked or lured into corruption--or even outright possessed by demons.
The first in a trilogy of Japanese folklore for relative newcomer Cristy Burne, who was first launched into the public eye in 2009 as the winner of the inaugural Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children's Book Award 2009 for Takeshita Demons.
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whose goal is to retrieve a tube of blood that can "cure" demon possession.
Legend has it that the Gods tricked a demon into marrying an ordinary girl after they had agreed to his marriage with a Goddess to placate the demons.
Longbridge-based Scyron's new DEMON manager enterprise claims to overcome sharing large digital files such as CCTV and video for instant online intelligence gathering between law enforcement agencies for the first time.
You can only exorcise your demon or demons one way.
Our summer mystery aircraft, as many APH readers knew, was the Navy's McDonnell F3H-2 Demon fleet interceptor.
Artemis is off on another rousing adventure in this fifth volume; and this time there's a dash of romance, as he finds himself attracted to a brilliant 12-year-old girl, who has successfully stolen a demon right out from under his nose.