Meaning of “speak/talk of the devil” in the English Dictionary

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"speak/talk of the devil" in British English

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speak/talk of the devil

something you say when the person you were talking about appears unexpectedly:

Did you hear what happened to Anna yesterday - oh, speak of the devil, here she is.

(Definition of “speak/talk of the devil” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)