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

a hell of a mess

Inf. a terrible mess. (Use caution with hell.) This is really a hell of a mess you've gotten us into. I never dreamed I'd come back to such a hell of a mess.
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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They are now coming in vast numbers." Another local, Alan Hart,said: "The last time they came, they left a hell of a mess. There is just too many of them - they're making life a misery for us."
The council needs to step in and do something about this - they'll leave a hell of a mess when they go."
Blair left a hell of a mess and he is still trying to interfere.
He said: "It was a hell of a mess. My ewes suffered unnecessarily."
'It was a hell of a mess,' said sheep owner Aled Roberts
SAYING randy Corrie star Jimmi Harkishin's love life is one hell of a mess is an understatement.
THE Tories were reeling last night as a senior figure described the party as in "a hell of a mess".
A spokesman for Islington council said the couple, who recently sold another house for pounds 500,000 "left a hell of a mess".