devil of a job

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devil of a job

 and devil's own job
the most difficult task. We had a devil of a job fixing the car. It was the devil's own job finding a hotel with vacancies.
See also: devil, job, of
References in classic literature ?
But when he had drawn and engaged his youthful antagonist he discovered that, far from disarming him, he would have the devil's own job of it to keep from being killed.
Not only are sea urchins quite expensive, they are very hard to source, and the devil's own job to prepare and clean.
But fair warning, track 12 is the National Anthem and it's the devil's own job trying to drive standing to attention.
If the Grand National is suddenly seen as tainted goods in commercial terms it is a hugely potent threat to the race and I fear Aintree may face the devil's own job finding a replacement sponsor from outside the betting industry.
It was the devil's own job (or so I'm told) to restrain me.
Where people are asked to cast a vote on what they think about elected mayors, even though it's a controversial plan that's already been introduced, and would be the devil's own job to unravel from the complexities of local government?
THE independent marketing firm charged with the task of helping racing promote itself more effectively has the devil's own job.
But although one occasionally encounters cases where there is a clear expanse of fresh air between challenger and challengee, there is usually some contact involved, however minimal, and it will be the devil's own job (or, at least, his advocate's) to decide whether that was sufficient to initiate a fall.
We had the devil's own job getting ENGLAND past the censors, lest it be considered racist.
Not really my cup of tea - and it wasthe devil's own job to find one who's had a fling with two of the other sports reporters too.
It's just that once she sets foot on a red carpet, it's the devil's own job to shift her.
Their evergreen Golf may be the finest for 30 years but it's having the Devil's own job to find buyers.
He will find that in the run-up to the establishment of the NHS in 1948, the post-war Labour Government had the devil's own job with the consultants.