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If the devil should cast his net...

Posted by Bowcastle on April 19, 2004

A boss once said this when he came across a group of us idly talking together when we should have been working. I took it to mean that the Devil would have a good haul of suitable souls, but I've often wondered if there was a second part to this phrase e.g. '...What a wonderful catch he would find'
I can't find any use of this phrase on the net - has anyone heard this before?