quite the little

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quite the little (something)

Having all, most, or a lot of the qualities particular to a certain thing or type of person. The word "little" indicates a slight amount of irony or condescension. Look at you, fixing the dishwasher on your own. Quite the little handyman, aren't you? Wow, Sam raised $500 selling chocolate bars? She's become quite the little entrepreneur, hasn't she?
See also: little, quite

quite the little —

used when ironically or condescendingly recognizing that someone has a particular quality or accomplishment.
1995 John Banville Athena She was being quite the little home-maker, all bustle and frown.
See also: little, quite