quite some (something)

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quite some (something)

Used to signify something very significant, exemplary, or impressive. That's quite some car you've got there—how fast does that baby get up to on the highways? Working on this cattle ranch is quite some change from sitting behind a desk for 8 hours a day. Thank you so much for having me over for dinner, this is quite some feast you've prepared!
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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.
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China is a time-tested, all weather, trustworthy and sincere friend of Pakistan for decades together and there is a marked appreciable development and warmth in relations between Pakistan and Russia for quite some time for now and every passing day is showing improvement in this regard.
"The bleeding in itself could be quite serious because, unfortunately, when the brain has been bruised, it can carry on bleeding for quite some time during the surgery itself."
BAD The instructions were quite lengthy and tough to follow so it took quite some time to get into the scoring and marking etc.
But the multicolored square, with its glazed surface (Eixen looks more like opaque, kaleidoscopically patterned glass than a painting on linen) is the most effective psychedelic image I've come across in quite some time.
This work evokes comparison to John Blassingame's Black New Orleans, 1860-1880 (1973), and similarly, Powers' study is likely to be the preeminent work on Charleston's Black population for quite some time.
Leon: The concept of the "special care unit" has been around for quite some time but within the last ten years, facilities all over the country have started to develop them.