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quite a (something)

Used to signify something very significant, exemplary, or impressive. That's quite a car you've got there—how fast does that baby get up to on the highways? Working on this cattle ranch is quite a change from sitting behind a desk for 8 hours a day. Thank you so much for having me over for dinner, this is quite a feast you've prepared!
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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.
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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.