better the devil you know (than the devil you don't) Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of "better the devil you know (than the devil you don't)" - English Dictionary

better the devil you know (than the devil you don't)

saying
said when you think it is wiser to deal with someone or something familiar, although you do not like him, her, or it, than to deal with someone or something you do not know that might be worse
(Definition of better the devil you know (than the devil you don't) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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