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Meaning of “a whale of a” in the English Dictionary

"a whale of a" in British English

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a whale of a

US informal used to refer to a very ​greatamount of something or a very good thing: That's a whale of a ​story. Another thousand ​dollars would make a whale of a ​difference.
(Definition of a whale of a from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"a whale of a" in American English

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a whale of a

a ​largeamount of something: A whale of a lot of other ​people were there, too. a whale of a If something is a whale of a thing, it is a very good thing: Perry's done a whale of a ​job for us.
(Definition of a whale of a from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a whale of a”
in Chinese (Simplified) 极多的, 极大的, 极好的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 極多的, 極大的, 極好的…
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