Play devils advocate

Play devils advocate :

Play devil's advocate

Take a side in an argument that is the opposite of what you really want or think.

A translation of the Latin phrase advocatus diaboli.

Devil’s advocate is the popular name for the official in the Roman Catholic Church who puts the case against a candidate for canonization or beatification. He is more properly known as promoter fidei promoter of the faith.

1994 Jude Deveraux : The Invitation : She had played devil's advocate with herself a thousand times.

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