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Used to emphasize something very bad or great:‘the car cost a hell of a lot of money’
- ‘They have asked Santa for bikes because they have a hell of a lot of cycling to do.’
- ‘Assuming we get any takers at all in this mad scheme, it should be a hell of a lot of fun.’
- ‘With these aircraft coming to the end of their lives, the cost of replacing them is a hell of a lot of money.’
- ‘I am by no means a businesswoman, but I'm pretty sure you need one hell of a lot of money to open a station.’
- ‘Like a broken refrigerator, they're also capable of making one hell of a racket and a lot of tears.’
- ‘Aren't we, by sending one or two artists to Venice, just spending a hell of a lot of money on a good party?’
- ‘Even its biggest advocates would have to admit that it really is one hell of a lot of hot air blowing slowly round the internet.’
- ‘I have been to a hell of a lot of South American and Central American countries.’
- ‘It will take time and effort and money too, though a hell of a lot less than buying one legally.’
- ‘For that, cafe owners gained by selling me a hell of a lot of coffee while I surfed the web.’
- ‘Especially if one or both of the kids is home all day, it's one hell of a lot of work.’
- ‘It cost them a hell of a lot more to rip it all up and restore it to its original condition when people abandoned it for the out of town mall.’
- ‘If they had ever dared to broach the subject with me at the time, my poor parents would have had one hell of a lot of explaining to do.’
- ‘And I have to admit that there is one hell of a lot of good source material I could be using.’
- ‘It takes a hell of a lot of money to put on this masquerade in front of the public.’
- ‘I am confident one hell of a lot will happen on the Waterfront over the next five years.’
- ‘It doesn't seem like it now, but it was a hell of a lot of money back then.’
- ‘It would need one hell of a lot of earthworms to digest that sort of quantity, and the beds and borders aren't getting any fuller.’
- ‘The press had written me off, I've been through a hell of a lot but I came through.’
- ‘The reason the girls are outperforming the lads is because they work a hell of a lot harder.’
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