A colossal work

Vítor Gaspar presents his interpretation, on the 14th of July, 2011, about the quote attributed to Passos Coelho. According to the Finances minister, the popular expression "colossal deviation" is due to the omission of the words used by the Prime Minister between "colossal" and "deviation". 

"Deviations have been detected and it will take colossal work to reach the budget goals" is the sentence.