Idiom Academy | Speak of the Devil, Go Down the Rabbit Hole, and Burn One’s Bridges

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“Speak of the devil”

Meaning: When someone mentioned in conversation unexpectedly appears.

Example: “I was just talking about Sarah, and speak of the devil, there she is!”

“Go down the rabbit hole”

Meaning: To delve deeply into a complex or intricate subject or activity, often to the point of losing track of time or becoming obsessed.

Example: “I started researching the history of ancient civilizations online and ended up going down the rabbit hole for hours.”

“Burn one’s bridges”

Meaning: To damage relationships or close off avenues of retreat, making it difficult to go back.

Example: “Quitting a job without notice can burn one’s bridges with the employer, making it challenging to get a reference.”

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