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I am trying to recall an English idiom that means: someone who says no for no reason but that he/she always likes to oppose others. The idiom contains the word devil or evil.

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    There are a lot of 'devil' idioms and sayings. :)

    Because the person is being contrary for selfish reasons, maybe you're thinking of "let the devil take the hindmost".

    Another one could be "devil-may-care". I'm not sure about "to play the devil's advocate" because this is only done to test a proposition or popular idea (ie. no selfishness is involved; you're arguing the unpopular view for the greater good).

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