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idiom 
  1. (idiom) Expression said to point out when the person who is the subject of the current conversation happens to enter the room.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: Als je het over de duivel hebt, dan zie je zijn staart
  • French: quand on parle du loup (on en voit la queue)
  • German: Wenn man vom Teufel spricht, dann kommt er
  • Spanish: hablando del rey de Roma, por la puerta asoma
Etymology: Short for "Speak of the devil and he shall appear", which can be traced back to "Talk of the Devil, and he"s presently at your elbow" attested in 1666.


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