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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.
Translations of “a whale of a”
in Chinese (Traditional) 極多的, 極大的, 極好的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 极多的, 极大的, 极好的…
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