a real doozy

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a real doozy

Something remarkable or exceptional, either positively or negatively, especially when compared to other instances of it. This Christmas season was a real doozy because my mom spent most of it in the hospital. A: "Whoa, that game was a real doozy!" B: "I know, right? How exciting!" Our vacation was a real doozy—it rained nearly every day, and our flight home was canceled at the last minute, which meant we had to sleep at the airport.
See also: doozy, real
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