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

deuce play
  1. : the face of a die that bears two spots

  2. : a playing card bearing an index number two

  3. : a throw of the dice yielding two points

  1. : to bring the score of (a tennis game or set) to deuce


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