One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’’
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