One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to indicate that the specified person or thing is perceived as particularly notable, remarkable, or impressive.‘quite a party, isn't it?’‘quite the little horsewoman, aren't you?’
- ‘Sure, it wasn't quite the indulgences of our 20's.’
- ‘Now, he's quite a character in this book, and obviously was quite a character in real life, as we say.’
- ‘They were simply awesome, quite the masters of the situation.’
- ‘Oh, we're quite the horticultural socialites these days, I think you'll find.’
- ‘‘My parents are quite the eccentrics; they let me do whatever I want,’ she says.’
- ‘Dori's got quite the little set-up there, by the way.’
- ‘There was quite the little gong show to prep for the party.’
- ‘So anyway, I know you're quite the ladies' man.’
- ‘He is quite the ladies' man, always chasing the girls.’
- ‘Perhaps the best part of my visit was visiting my great aunt and uncle, who were both quite the pioneers back in their day.’
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