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lord of the flies

Beelzebub (who, depending on the usage, can be either Satan or a less-specific demon). Beelzebub's Hebrew name literally means "lord of the flies." You can't tempt me, lord of the flies!
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Lord of the Flies

the Devil.
This expression is often used with allusive reference to the title of the 1954 novel by William Golding ( 1911–93 ), in which a group of schoolboys marooned on an uninhabited tropical island revert to savagery and primitive ritualistic behaviour.
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