evil be to him who evil thinks

evil be to him who evil thinks

proverb Evil things should happen to people who have evil thoughts. He's plotting against me! Evil be to him who evil thinks.
See also: evil, think, to, who
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Evil be to him who evil thinks.

Prov. May bad things happen to anyone who thinks evil things. (A curse against those who wish you harm. This is the English version of the French Honi soit qui malypense, the motto of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, a British order of knighthood.) The secret brotherhood took an oath of loyalty and finished their meeting by declaring, "Evil be to him who evil thinks."
See also: evil, think, to, who
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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