Definition of the devil looks after his own in US English:

the devil looks after his own

phrase

proverb
  • Success or good fortune often seem to come to those who least deserve it.

    • ‘But the devil looks after his own, it is said, and all eventually reached home safely.’
    • ‘Even though they started off in last place, it looks like the devil looks after his own, because by the end of the first episode they were contenders for first.’
    • ‘I thought Don would have to bowl himself - but the devil looks after his own.’
    • ‘They say the devil looks after his own, so perhaps Old Nick himself whispered these clever combinations of metaphor into the author's ear.’
    • ‘They say the devil looks after his own - and boy, am I grateful for small mercies!’
    • ‘Of the writer and dramatist Simon Raven, who died recently, his obituary in the Guardian started off like this: ‘The death of Simon Raven, at the age of 73 after a stroke, is proof that the devil looks after his own.’’