Meaning of “a heck of a someone/something” in the English Dictionary

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"a heck of a someone/something" in American English

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a heck of a someone/something

also one heck of a someone/something

a surprisingly good person or thing:

You only paid 20 dollars for it? That’s a heck of a good deal.
She's a heck of a writer – I think we should hire her.

(Definition of “a heck of a someone/something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)