the devil is a liar

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the devil is a liar

  1. (idiomatic) A general expression of distrust, particularly implying that another person is attempting to deceive the speaker, or that a situation is not, or can not be, as it appears.
    • 2007, Tamika Davis, Life...And the Drama It Brings, p. 175:
      The devil is a liar! It ain't that damn bad! Don't even go there Jay”, says Teresa closing the bathroom door.
    • 2010, Tre, Draco's Awakening - Part Two, p. 256:
      “It must be this place planting seeds of doubt, like a virus in my mind. The devil is a liar,” She said.
    • 2011, Matthew I. Edison, The Height of a Woman: Finishing Strong, p. 102:
      I reached into my hand bag for the court papers and held them towards him, he took them from my hand and looked at them with contempt and handed back to me and said, The devil is a liar, this divorce proceeding shall not stand neither shall it come to pass.
    • 2012, Stacy May, On My Way, p. 54:
      Girl the devil is a liar I wanted to say mother flower you can place your hands all over my body and do whatever it is you want damn!
    • 2016, Daniel Black, Listen to the Lambs: A Novel, p. 40:
      “Lazarus? Our Lazarus? This can't be!” Legion huffed angrily and shouted, “The devil is a liar!”