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mell of a hess

A humorous and deliberate miswording of "hell of a mess," meaning a very problematic situation that is extremely difficult to rectify, or a very large mess that will be tedious or time-consuming to clean up or organize. Welp, this sure is a mell of a hess you've landed us in this time—how are we going to get out of this one? Sarah and her friends left one mell of a hess in the living room after their slumber party.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

mell of a hess

Inf. a hell of a mess. (A deliberate spoonerism.) What a mell of a hess you've gotten us into this time. Have you ever seen such a mell of a hess?
See also: mell, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mell of a hess

n. hell of a mess. (A deliberate spoonerism.) What a mell of a hess you’ve gotten us into this time.
See also: mell, of
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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