a hell of a mess

hell of a mess

A really bad situation. Michael's lying got him into one hell of a mess at work. He'll probably get fired.
See also: hell, mess, of

a hell of a mess

Inf. a terrible mess. (Use caution with hell.) This is really a hell of a mess you've gotten us into. I never dreamed I'd come back to such a hell of a mess.
See also: hell, mess, of