devil take the hindmost


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the devil take the hindmost

Each person must work independently toward their own success, as in competitive situations. The phrase is sometimes preceded by "Every man for himself." Increasingly, it seems like it's the devil take the hindmost during election season.
See also: devil, hindmost, take

(the) devil take the ˈhindmost

(saying) everyone should look after themselves and not care about others: I like the way people here always queue up. Back home we just push and shove, and the devil take the hindmost!
See also: devil, hindmost, take
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Get back to a boot camp mentality where it's us against the world and devil take the hindmost.
The statement, as it stands, implies that ``God bless America, and the Devil take the hindmost.
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He is the author of Devil Take the Hindmost, which was published last year in New York and London.
It assumes the predominance in our society of the law of the jungle tacitly encouraging a 'war of all against all' and 'every man for himself and the devil take the hindmost,' rather than indicating trust in the government and our duly constituted authorities.
His angel Thatcher, in sorting out the unions which, of course, struggled over generations to improve the lot of ordinary people, wrought havoc, undermined solidarity, brought chronic fear into the workplace and a devil take the hindmost mentality, all in shameful contrast to her, grotesque, evocation of St Francis of Assisi.
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Grab what you can while you can, and the devil take the hindmost.
One is no better than the other as long as they are alright the devil take the hindmost.
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SACE time trial star Gethin Butler (Preston Wheelers) enlivened last night's Kirkby Track League cycle race meeting with a couple of outstanding solo victories in the Devil take the Hindmost and the 12-lap Deeside Decider scratch race.