While I was reading, I found a phrase "the very dickens".
The sentence is ; She worked like the very dickens.
I think this has something to do with the writer 'Dickens' but can't guess exactly what it means. Of course, I looked for these words in google and found plenty of different usages.
I'd appreciate if you helped my understanding with some more examples and explanation.
gyeyoung from Korean.
"The dickens" is an informal expression, especially British English, used for adding force to an expression and it means "the devil".