a deuce of
Definition of a deuce of
old-fashioned + informal
: very difficult or causing a lot of trouble It'll be a deuce of a problem to do what she wants. We've had a deuce of a time finding a good doctor.
Word by Word Definitions
: the face of a die that bears two spots
: a playing card bearing an index number two
: a throw of the dice yielding two points
: to bring the score of (a tennis game or set) to deuce
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