English version

a devil of a time/job etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha devil of a time/job etca devil of a time/job etcold-fashioned spoken a difficult or unpleasant time, job etc 🔊 We had a devil of a job trying to get the carpet clean again. devil
Examples from the Corpus
a devil of a time/job etcBut I've always found the Flying V and its derivatives a devil of a job to sit down with and play.If he filled those in they'd have a devil of a job lifting them!It took me a devil of a time to find it I can tell you.He was taking a devil of a time to change.
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