one heck of a (something or someone)

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one heck of a (something or someone)

1. An exceptionally good, exciting, or interesting thing or person. Marty sure is one heck of a guy, always willing to lend his friends a hand! Two cars for the price of one? That's one heck of a deal!
2. An exceptionally bad or difficult thing, activity, or person. This is one heck of a math assignment—I can't understand the first thing about it! Boy, that is one heck of a haircut. You're going to go out in public like that?
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Coach Ron Washington said of Darvish, "He pitched a heckuva game.
com), the get-on-the-mountain-first breakfast ticket program, is just $i8 with a $95 lift ticket--a heckuva lot cheaper than a helicopter ride.
What I did have a small problem with was the fact that though the book is set in the post-WWII era, Jack is one heckuva forward thinking guy.
The sarcastic response will be, "Oh yeah, and you've done a heckuva job," Borkowski said.
Throw in a good dose of family dysfunction and Chanse's charm as a private investigator, and you have one heckuva good read.
I wish it still had a rubber grip for gloved work, but it's still a heckuva knife.
I managed, with the click of a button, to wipe a heckuva load of info off wherever all that stuff is stored.
They're going to end up having a good year because (Howland) is a heckuva coach," Butler coach Brad Stevens said.
Jim Mason's Animal Factories (Three Rivers Press), written with Peter Singer and published in 1980, could be re-released today without a heckuva lot of updating.
Upon realizing this, another colleague commented, "It's a heckuva day when a pack of cigarettes is cheaper than a gallon of gas.
Milbank includes a glossary for readers not understanding Potomac Land language ("You're doing a heckuva job" means "You will be fired in tan days"); he does not include an index because Potomac Man would search for his own name in the index without reading the book.
Allbaugh, of course, bequeathed to the nation as his successor his old college buddy who got the kiss of death when President Bush famously declared "you're doing a heckuva job, Brownie" in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina nearly three years ago.
And not to oversimplify things here, but configuring a communications server on a network and managing it in the same manner as a business application server is a heckuva lot less complicated than hooking up a PBX to an ACD box, an IVR system, an auto-attendant, an e-mail server and countless other systems.
It takes a heckuva constitution to swallow a mouthful of scorpions
HECKUVA JOB: Former television reporter and Bush campaign event planner Rhode had little disaster management experience when he came to FEMA.