go\ to\ the\ devil

go\ to\ the\ devil
v. phr. informal
1. To go away, mind your own business. - Used as a command; considered rude.

George told Bob to go to the devil.

"Go to the devil!" said Jack, when his sister tried to tell him what to do.

2. To become bad or ruined; become useless.

The boy got mixed up with bad company and began to steal and rob his friends. He went to the devil.

Mr. Jones went to the devil after he lost his business.


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