dine with the devil

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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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Speaking further, the ADP chairman affirmed that the late Abiola, who was winner of the June 12 poll had been hoodwinked by men who he said dined with the devil at night but kept company of angels by the day, adding that while men on the side of late Yar'Adua complied with the instruction not to join the late Gen.