the devil is in the details

Idiom

the devil is in the details

Definition

Used to emphasize the importance of paying attention to details.

Example_sentence_1

We need to make sure we plan every detail carefully, because the devil is in the details.

Example_sentence_2

The devil is in the details with this project, so let’s go over it again to make sure we haven’t missed anything.

Origin

Believed to have originated in the late 19th century.

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