pact with the Devil


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pact with the Devil


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An agreement made by an individual with the Devil in which a person agrees to carry out evil deeds in return for wealth or power.
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This is the downside of a pact with the devil. From being many neutrals' favourite big city team they are starting to look like Chavski The Sequel (although as I've said before, City fans have shown far more humility over their freakish luck than many of Chelsea's).
The poignant sight of Gazza in the stands was a powerful symbol of the region's pact with the devil whenever football is involved.Newcastle breeds players of rare talent.
Someone has found us a big stick with which to beat all those sociologists, psychologists and mothers-in-law who believe that putting our kids in child care is tantamount to making a pact with the devil.
A few hundred centuries beforehand they'd done a pact with the devil and after eating Jeff they will become rulers of the world, helped out of their limboland by Marty.
There is a sense in which all we diehard jumping fans enter into an unspoken pact with the devil.
The pragmatists at Fortress Murrayfield now realise that means making a pact with the devil - hence the refusal this week to condemn the RFU and the English clubs.
Labour's pact with the devil in the good times was an error that needs to be admitted.
Church spokesman Alexander Nicholl said: "We don't accept it's a pact with the devil. We all have TV licences but that doesn't make us responsible for output after the watershed."
Maybe it's time Benitez's legion of critics within football (and Anfield) faced their own moment of truth, and admitted he is not in his third Champions League semi-final in four years because he has pact with the devil, but because he is one of the modern game's great coaches, whose only failing in top-flight management has been an inability thus far to deliver the Premier League title to Anfield.
HANSIE CRONJE was a devout Christian who made a pact with the Devil and shook the cricketing world to its core.
In fact, I suspect he's made a pact with the devil: Okay Freddie, you can have a million quid but you have to live in Thirsk.
They accepted Blair's deal before the last election - that he would get them into power if they allowed him to modernise the party - but always resented it as a pact with the Devil.