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the/a devil of a sth

old-fashioned an ​extremelydifficult or ​serioustype of something: a devil of a ​mess/​problem We had the devil of a job/​timetrying to ​find this ​place!
(Definition of the/a devil of a sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the/a devil of a sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 极为困难的, 极其严重的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 極為困難的, 極其嚴重的…
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