Definition of “a heck of a sth/sb” - English Dictionary

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“a heck of a sth/sb” in British English

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a heck of a sth/sb

used for emphasis to mean "very":

It's a heck of a long way to the nearest shop from here.

mainly US also one heck of a sth/sb a surprisingly good person or thing:

20 dollars for that is a heck of a good deal.
She's one heck of a writer.

(Definition of “a heck of a sth/sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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