hell of a

Definition of hell of a

informal + somewhat impolite
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 :very good
  • She's a hell of a player.
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

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

  2. : the nether realm of the devil and the demons in which condemned people suffer everlasting punishment

  3. : error, sin


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