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the devil of a time

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devil of a time

noun phrase

A very difficult or annoying situation: devil of a time untying those shoelaces (mid-1700s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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