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Odessa Dawn

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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 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?

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Intern is commonly used word, and I would like to ask you about its exact meaning in the above text? Does it mean "The experience is considered payment in itself"?

Yes, I worked in a construction company as a carpenter and when I asked them for a daily wage, they said, "We don’t offer you money/pay you but train you so that you can find a job in labor market". So I think that the term "intern" fits that situation.


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There are paid internships and unpaid internships. You can't guess from the word itself. You have to ask.

"A monster of a day" can mean that it was a very big day - full of good things or bad things. Based on the context, it seems to be a very bad day.

There was a monster of a sale at the shoe store. -- A lot of things were on sale and the sale was big. Good thing.

There was a monster of a car crash. -- There was a crash involving many cars. Bad, bad thing.
 

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:up: But a person who comes in and goes straight to her room would say 'I['ve*] had a monster of a day].' 'I have a monster of a day' in that context would mean 'I have a very demanding day tomorrow [so I'm going to bed]'.

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* the ''ve' is required in Br English.
 
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