quite a/some somebody/something

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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 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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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.