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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Before Boot became Boot, this Hungarian-Romanian immigrant, a heckuva good guy, was bein' called "Hey you" and "buddy," because his first and last names contained about 27 letters each, mostly consonants.
Deriving its name from the Dave Van Ronk song, "Last Call," this Scudder mystery is a fabulous title for a book and a heckuva of a good mystery to boot.
"The Celtics got one heckuva basketball coach," he said through the Pacers.
Bush for doing a "heckuva job" in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but was critical of President Barack Obama's response to superstorm Sandy that has hit the US.
Coach Ron Washington said of Darvish, "He pitched a heckuva game.
"There are a heckuva lot more people who want to use 3D and interactive 3D models than there are using them currently," says Justin Hendrickson, product manager for SpaceClaim (Concord, MA; spaccclaim.com).
Fresh Tracks (whistlerblackcornb.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.
It was a heckuva time in the second half, the complete opposite of what happened in the first half."
"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.
You didn't do "a heckuva job, Brownie." It would just be nice to read an admission from him that doesn't skirt so much responsibility.
Former military acquisition personnel can't come in and simply say: "DoD does it this way." The sarcastic response will be, "Oh yeah, and you've done a heckuva job," Borkowski said.
Leblanc--who opens the piece-once again stands out among the 300 interview subjects as a surrogate voice for residents--while the parade of luminaries runs the gamut from Brad Pitt, who has built dozens of energy-efficient homes in the area; to former FEMA director Michael Brown, who laments the enduring legacy of President Bush's "heckuva job" line.
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.