one\ hell\ of\ a

one\ hell\ of\ a
• a hell of a
• one hell of a
adj. or adv. phr. informal
Extraordinary; very.

He made a hell of a shot during the basketball game.

Max said seven months was a hell of a time to have to wait for a simple visa.

The fall Max took left one hell of a bruise on his knee.

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