A devil of a job 大費周折,費勁的事

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今日片語

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。

例句

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.
我得轉動這顆螺絲來阻止水流進水龍頭,但我就是夠不著它。這可得費九牛二虎之力才行。

These tax returns are a devil of a job. I dread doing them for months before they’re due.
填寫這些納稅申報單真是繁瑣費勁。我不敢面對,拖了好幾個月,直到限期前才不得不做。

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.
我今天上班真是夠折騰的。地鐵線路暫時停運了,我一路上都得坐公交車。