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the deuce to pay

Definition of the deuce to pay in English:

Trouble to be expected.
Example sentences
  • I think it most probable - though of course it's only an opinion - that you'll all have the deuce to pay before you get that malaria out of your systems.
  • We took down the swing, we dismembered the rope bed, we tore down the clothes line (there was the deuce to pay for that), and joined them all together in one loose whole.
  • My boy, there is always the deuce to pay.
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