hell of a mess

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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
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
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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