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Deal with the devil
    2017-November-13  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A: I’ve heard that some farmers irrigate their crops with waste water supplied by oil companies.

B: That’s an environmentally risky deal with the devil.

Note: A metaphor, a “deal with the devil” is a bad deal. It usually means someone is giving up their moral principles in exchange for worldly gain. According to legend, the 16th-century German scholar Johan Georg Faust made a deal with the devil, selling his soul in exchange for supreme power and knowledge. Today, whenever people talk about anyone selling his or her soul or making a deal with the devil or doing anything Faustian in nature, they mean that he or she is doing it for money, fame, success or any other worldly gain at the expense of their moral integrity.

 

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