devil of a time

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devil of a time

 and the devil's own time
a very difficult time. I had a devil of a time with my taxes. This cold has been giving me a devil of a time. Fixing the car seemed easy, but I had the devil's own time doing it.
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One has the devil's own time for saying something nice about nuclear generating plants, factory manufactured and embalmed food, cloning, angioplasty or cruise missiles.