表達 “a devil of a job” 比喻 “一項非常棘手和煩人的體力或腦力活”。這種任務通常讓人費盡周折，唯恐避之而不及，任何必須完成它的人都免不了灰心喪氣，甚至氣急敗壞、惱羞成怒。
I need to turn this screw to stop the water flow to my taps, but I just can’t reach it. It’s a devil of a job.
These tax returns are a devil of a job. I dread doing them for months before they’re due.
I had a devil of a job getting to work today. The metro line was temporarily closed and I had to get a bus all the way.