quite a/some somebody/something

quite a something

definitely something; a good example of something. The captain of the swim team is quite a swimmer. That's quite a bruise you have there.
See also: quite

ˈquite a/some somebody/something

(informal) used to show that you think somebody/something is impressive, unusual, remarkable, etc: That’s quite some swimming pool you’ve got there. It’s huge!We found it quite a change when we moved abroad.