hell of a

Definition of hell of a

informal + somewhat impolite

  1. 1 —used to make a statement more forceful It was one hell of a good fight. He is one hell of a nice guy.

  2. 2 :  very good She's a hell of a player.

  3. 3 :  very bad or difficult We've been having a hell of a time trying to finish on schedule. This is a hell of a mess we're in.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a nether world in which the dead continue to exist :  hades

    :  error, sin

    :  a place or state of misery, torment, or wickedness

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capable of being understood in two ways

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