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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A serious light source makes one heckuva useful gift, and the Nightstick NSR-1514 is about as serious as it gets.
Stack that on top of today's news, and you've got yourself one heckuva reason to party.
I saw dogs and handlers--including quite a few families--of all ages and descriptions, and it was one heckuva good time.
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.
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.
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.
This whopping figure represents the involvement of one heckuva lot of time, effort, and expense.
in question is an Italian-born scientist who led one heckuva varied and interesting--not to say harried--life.
It also makes one heckuva convenient one-hand clamp in a pinch.
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.