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

hell of a mess

n. a terrible mess. (see also mell of a hess. Use caution with hell.) This is really a hell of a mess you’ve gotten us into.
See also: hell, mess, of
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SAYING randy Corrie star Jimmi Harkishin's love life is one hell of a mess is an understatement.
Former Tory chairman Chris Patten opened hostilities when he said: "The Conservative party has got itself into a hell of a mess.