the devil’s own time

the devil's own time

A great deal of difficulty or frustration. I'm having the devil's own time getting this window open—I think it has been painted shut. It was the devil's own time convincing Grandpa to go to the doctor for that bad cough.
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the devil’s own time

n. a very difficult time; a hellish time. I had the devil’s own time with these tax forms.
See also: own, time