hell of a (used as an intensifier): We had a helluva time getting through the heavy traffic.She's a helluva good player!
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How to use helluva in a sentence
Honestly, I couldn’t tell you which one I like more, though I will say that the lamb shank, with its protruding bone, makes for one helluva Instagram post.Marhaba’s stellar Middle Eastern cooking deserves a permanent spot at Tysons Corner Center | Tim Carman | October 18, 2021 | Washington Post
All of this is too bad, because it means you almost certainly don’t know that crits are, in fact, a helluva lot of fun to watch.Justin Williams Wants You to Care About Pro Cycling | Gloria Liu | April 12, 2021 | Outside Online
Hosting the show really is the most thankless—and one of the most trying—jobs in showbiz, but DeGeneres did a helluva job.Surprise! Ellen DeGeneres is the Best Oscars Host in a Decade | Marlow Stern | March 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“This Congress has not instilled a helluva lot of confidence in the party,” says longtime consultant Mark Corallo.
There are a helluva lot of reasons to cast aspersions on Mumford & Sons.
To her credit, she did a helluva job—even premiering an unreleased Deadmau5 song.
All things considered, Cheney remains convinced that he did a helluva job.Dick Cheney Sounds Off on CIA Torture, Iraq, and More in New Sundance Documentary | Marlow Stern | January 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
For a helluva long time you've answered nobody—though everyone in the Bunch must have tried beaming you.The Planet Strappers | Raymond Zinke Gallun
But that would still be one helluva lot better than letting millions of acre feet just seep out to sea.The Thirst Quenchers | Rick Raphael
Any missing telenizer equipment would cause a helluva fuss, and there hasn't been any fuss.The Telenizer | Don Thompson
I ain't been downtown in—excuse me—such a helluva long time I don't know what it's like at all.The Competitive Nephew | Montague Glass
You'll find yourself having one helluva time floating that loan you need next month.Adaptation | Dallas McCord Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for helluva
(intensifier): a helluva difficult job; he's a helluva guy
Southern African (intensifier): it's helluva tough out here
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