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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Reform, one French observer wrote recently, is viewed as dining with the devil.
In so doing, they laid themselves open to charges of dining with the devil with a very short spoon.
There are people in Chinese prisons, kids in sweatshops and a terrified population in Tibet who would agree with the view that the Irish government is dining with the Devil.