2012년 9월 4일 화요일

Dic: a devil of something, the devil


■ a devil of a time/job etc: [old-fashioned. spoken] a difficult or unpleasant time, job etc

  • We had a devil of a job trying to get the carpet clean again.
■ devil: An outstanding example, especially of something difficult or bad:
  • has a devil of a temper.
■ devil of: informal (intensifier).
  • a devil of a fine horse
■ the devil (old-fashioned). very difficult or unpleasant
  • These berries are the devil to pick because they're so small.
.... LDOCE, The American Heritage, Collins, OALD



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