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(fare) l'avvocato del diavolo

Submitted by Gyps Fulvus on Wed, 30/03/2016 - 14:16

Idiomatic translations of "(fare) l'avvocato del ..."

English
to play devil's advocate
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English #1, #2, Greek
English
Play (the) devil's advocate
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French
(faire) l'avocat du diable
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French
Se faire l'avocat du diable
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German
den Advocatus Diaboli spielen
Greek
Κάνω το δικηγόρο του διαβόλου
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Polish
odgrywać rolę adwokata diabła/ robić za adwokata diabła
Polish
Sprzymierzyć się z diabłem / sprzedać duszę diabłu
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Spanish
(Ser) el abogado del diablo
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Meanings of "(fare) l'avvocato del ..."

English

To raise objections to a decision/proposal/project, to systematically point out the possible flaws of a project. It is usually a form of constructive criticism to ensure that the final result is completely convincing.
The phrase originally describes the priest who, in a canonization process, was in charge of highlighting character flaws in a candidate to sainthood.

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