hell of a


informal + somewhat impolite
used to make a statement more forceful
It was one hell of a good fight.He is one hell of a nice guy.
: very good
She's a hell of a player.
: 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.

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“Hell of a.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hell%20of%20a. Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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