a devil of

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Definition of a devil of

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: very difficult or causing a lot of trouble The new regulations have created a devil of a problem for many small businesses. He had a devil of a time getting another job.

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“A devil of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20devil%20of. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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