wie der Teufel hinter der armen Seele ( her sein)

Submitted by gutefee on 07.12.2017

wie der Teufel hinter der armen Seele ( her sein) (German) — lit.: be after s.o. /s.th. like the devil behind the poor soul
expl.: the idea is that the devil urgently tries to send a
Christian's soul into hell, by all means.
In this way a person can be after s.th. for example after money

English, explained by gutefee on Thu, 07/12/2017 - 01:34