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A hell of a (representing a non-standard pronunciation)‘I'm in a helluva mess’
- ‘Harold Bloom, the Yale professor and literary critic, has been on a helluva roll.’
- ‘Seriously though, Rudolf must have had one helluva hangover this morning.’
- ‘But when I tried to put my finger on it… they actually had a helluva lot in common.’
- ‘Democracy is on a roll, even if there is a helluva lot of work to be done.’
- ‘Larry's wife, Sarah, is now one of my closest friends (and one helluva good cook).’
- ‘I realised I'd just seen a really big clue - one helluva giveaway - so I reckon I know whodunnit.’
- ‘That is what might delicately be referred to as one helluva stretch.’
- ‘The world is in a helluva mess and it is going to get worse before it gets better.’
- ‘I don't know where he gets this stuff, but someday, he's going to be one helluva good man.’
- ‘Discussing books with your friend is one helluva exercise, I tell ya.’
- ‘That's a helluva lot of money for one member of Congress from one small company.’
- ‘I've enjoyed many a beer with Alan and sure as hell look forward to enjoying a helluva lot more.’
- ‘It's a wide open race and I think it's a good thing because it's turning into a helluva show.’
- ‘If we're going to be one people, we all - especially pakeha - have a helluva lot of learning to do.’
- ‘Does make me think though, seven years is a helluva long time!’
- ‘By the end he was drinking a helluva lot - a bottle of vodka after each show.’
- ‘Your credibility gap on Iraq, he effectively told the president, is a helluva lot bigger than mine.’
- ‘And what Curtis has to say is a helluva lot more interesting than what Michael Moore had to say.’
- ‘Shea is an outstanding writer and a helluva defender of the faith.’
- ‘Last year, one of the other writers who worked on the show sold his Xerox of my bible on eBay for a helluva lot of money.’
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