dine with the devil

dine with the devil

To associate or deal with a particularly malicious, immoral, or unscrupulous person or people; to commit malicious, immoral, or unscrupulous acts. Primarily heard in UK. Once considered one of the most straight-laced politicians in England, it's come to light that the former Health Secretary has been dining with the devil for years, giving pharmaceutical companies special privileges in exchange for sizable kickbacks. She has been accused of dining with the devil after the activist was spotted having dinner with the CEO of one of the conglomerations her charity opposes.
See also: devil, dine
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THE SNP have made much mileage recently out of their oft-repeated pledge that they would rather dine with the devil than vote with the Tories.
In an interview with GMTV to be broadcast on Sunday, he will say, 'I would not dine with God if PR was not on the menu, but I would dine with the Devil if it was.
But it was pressed by Deutch and his general counsel, Jeffrey Smith, who argued that if the CIA had to dine with the devil, it should bring a long spoon.