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English definition of “a whale of a”

a whale of a

US informal
describes a very great amount of something or a very good thing: That's a whale of a story . Another thousand dollars would make a whale of a difference .EnormousBig and quite big
(Definition of a whale of a from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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