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a (or the) deuce of a ——

Definition of a or the deuce of a —— in English:

Used to emphasize how bad, difficult, or serious something is.
Example sentences
  • If Hitler's army had been composed of Movie Nazis, it would have been, to quote any of the cocky, effete soldiers David Niven played in the 60s, a damned deuce of a thing, eh?
  • Ken Allen & Les Hair are in the artillery & they have a pretty rough spin occasionally & get in a deuce of a state especially when they are up with the guns.
  • I forgot to tell you I think that for about 4 days from the 19th onward we had a deuce of a heat wave.
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