let the devil take the hindmost


let the devil take the hindmost
(let) the devil take the hindmost old-fashioned something that you say to mean that you should only think about yourself and your own success and not care about other people.

You've got to be tough to survive in this business - grab what you can and let the devil take the hindmost.


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  • let the devil take the hindmost — This idiom means that you should think of yourself and not be concerned about other people; look after yourself and let the devil take the hindmost …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • let the devil take the hindmost —    This idiom means that you should think of yourself and not be concerned about other people; look after yourself and let the devil take the hindmost.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Let the devil take the hindmost —   This idiom means that you should think of yourself and not be concerned about other people; look after yourself and let the devil take the hindmost …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • (the) devil take the hindmost — (let) the devil take the hindmost old fashioned something that you say to mean that you should only think about yourself and your own success and not care about other people. You ve got to be tough to survive in this business grab what you can… …   New idioms dictionary

  • devil take the hindmost — A shortened version of every man for himself, and devil take the hindmost. A Latin version of this sentiment is HORACE Ars Poetica 417 occupet extremum scabies, may the itch take the one who is last. 1620 BEAUMONT & FLETCHER Philaster V. i. What… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • devil — /dev euhl/, n., v., deviled, deviling or (esp. Brit.) devilled, devilling. n. 1. Theol. a. (sometimes cap.) the supreme spirit of evil; Satan. b. a subordinate evil spirit at enmity with God, and having power to afflict humans both with bodily… …   Universalium

  • devil — /ˈdɛvəl / (say devuhl) noun 1. (in Jewish, Christian and Islamic theologies) a. (sometimes upper case) the supreme spirit of evil and enemy of God; Satan. b. a subordinate evil spirit at enmity with God, and having power to afflict humankind both …   Australian English dictionary

  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Avoidance — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Absence of pursuit. < N PARAG:Avoidance >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 abstention abstention abstinence Sgm: N 1 for bearance for bearance Sgm: N 1 refraining refraining &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 inaction inaction &c. 681 …   English dictionary for students