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?
See also: heck, of, one
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The Thrasher Dream Trio, featuring bandleader/drummer Gerry Gibbs and his very special guests Kenny Barron and Ron Carter, had one heckuva 12-month period.
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.
Lifelong setter aficionado though I am, I can't deny that hunting over these flushing dogs was both exciting and one heckuva lot of fun.
Throw in a good dose of family dysfunction and Chanse's charm as a private investigator, and you have one heckuva good read.
A Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich is one heckuva treat.
Hey, that was one heckuva deal you got on that new wave solder machine.
Since the locking bolt isn't totally disengaged this likely puts one heckuva bright ring around the cylinder.
It's gonna be one heckuva wedding anniversary: They held the NBA draft Tuesday night and the Chicago Bulls ended up with the top choice.
In addition to one heckuva workout, there are other rewards: splashes of Indian paintbrush, lupine, and poppy, and a commanding north view, where miles of white, foaming breakers marble the Pacific blue before surging onto a golden shore.
In our book, that makes this spiritual trek one heckuva great notion.
If that is the case with IO, we could see one heckuva battle at the 14 level.
The late, great meteorologist Norm McDonald put it this way when he would tell us about an impending storm and that is "when all is said and done you'll know you've been in one heckuva storm.
But if they're whole grain, not smothered in sugar or salt, and dressed up with fruits, nuts, or other flavorings, you've got yourself one heckuva healthy, cheap, and convenient breakfast.
with that gene pool to dip into, that would have been one heckuva good-looking sprog.