one hell of a (something or someone)

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one hell of a (something or someone)

1. An exceptionally good, exciting, or interesting thing or person. Marty sure is one hell of a guy, always willing to lend his friends a hand! Two cars for the price of one? That's one hell of a deal!
2. An exceptionally bad or difficult thing, activity, or person. This is one hell of a math assignment—I can't understand the first thing about it! Boy, that is one hell of a haircut. You're going to go out in public like that?
See also: hell, of, one
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029 2023 2199 MUSIC Ana Popovic Called "one helluva guitar-player" by Bruce Springsteen and nominated for six Blues Music Awards.
My life has been one helluva rollercoaster ride and it's still lumbering on.
England lost 2-1 to Norway, sparking the famous television commentary that culminated with: "Maggie Thatcher, your boys took one helluva beating!"
And, with home advantage, Lee Johnson's Robins are determined to put up one helluva fight.
"Well, it's going to be one helluva exciting time," he replied.
"It became one helluva journey - a fantastic journey - that we enjoyed together.
"They're a world-class team with an abundance of talent and it's going to be one helluva Test match.
I'm not sure which dream profile Charlie fits into but I'm pretty sure he's having one helluva time separating the fact from the fiction as his first season as a Godolphin trainer continues on a magic carpet ride.
Ryan's efforts become more complicated than a mere murder investigation, and thereby hangs one helluva tale.
Back on board, the boys called him frogman, Frank, one helluva fool
The tasting menu will include Chilled Applewood Smoked Shrimp, One Helluva Soup, Lamb Loin with Hudson Valley Fois Gras, Sweet Neck Farms Oyster Pan Roast and Confit of Duck Leg.
"She's just one helluva horse," said trainer Peter Moody.
That is why the S60 is so much more daring than previous models - one has to agree, the S60 is one helluva looker.
Eighty trucks doing ten kilometres an hour on the main motorways causes one helluva traffic jam.
Me, the Mob and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy James and the Shondells comes from a rock star who's compiled 24 gold singles and 9 platinum albums.