He will give the Devil his due





He will give the Devil his due





Meaning:

Literally, pay the devil what you owe him. Used figuratively to mean 'give back what you owe', either money or favours.



Example:







Origin:

From Shakespeare's Henry IV Part 1:

Constable: I will cap that proverb with 'There is flattery in friendship.'

Orleans: And I will take up that with 'Give the devil his due.'
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