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"a whale of a" in British English

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a whale of a

US informal
used to refer to 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.
(Definition of a whale of a from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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a whale of a

a large amount 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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