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    In Gossip Girl, Mrs Waldorf went home and asked Blair, her daughter to be an intern in her office, but Blair turned it down. Mrs Waldorf said, " I have a monster of a day". Then she went upstairs.

    Does "a monster of a day" mean a trying day with a lot of businesses?

    Is is very usual expression?

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    Re: have a monster of ...

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    In Gossip Girl, Mrs Waldorf went home and asked Blair, her daughter, to be an intern in her office, but Blair turned it her down. Mrs Waldorf said, "I have a monster of a day". Then she went upstairs.

    Does "a monster of a day" mean a trying day with a lot of businesses work?

    Is it a very usual common expression?

    Thank you!
    Yes, it means she has a very heavy day of work planned. Monsters are usually big and scary! Some days at work are like that. "A monster of a ..." is fairly common. I tend to associate it with phrases like "I have a monster of a headache" meaning "I have a very bad headache" but the usage you heard is OK.
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    Re: have a monster of ...

    Hello Sir,

    Thank you very much for your reply. It is very indeed helpful, especially you kindly corrected my words.

    1. May I say I have a monster of an examination/ a weekend? Does it make sense?

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    Does "a monster of a day" mean a trying day with a lot of businesses?
    Why did you remove "businesses" from this sentence? Is it redundant? Shall I still keep "of" there?

    Thank you!

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    Re: have a monster of ...

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello Sir (too formal and it excludes all the females on the site),

    Thank you very much for your reply. It is very indeed helpful, especially where you kindly corrected my words.

    1. May I say I have a monster of an examination/a weekend? Does it make sense?
    In the right context, you could use both.

    2. Why did you remove "businesses" from this sentence? Is it redundant? Shall I still keep "of" there?
    Sorry, I deleted "businesses" but I forgot to add a different word. As you can see in post #2, I have now added the word "work". "Businesses" refers to "companies" or "organisations" and is inappropriate in this context.

    Thank you!
    See above.
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    Re: have a monster of ...

    It is very kind of you to help me out again. Thank you very much!

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