Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(a/one) hell of a ride

a hell of a rideone hell of a ride
Meaning(s)
1) used to refer to an intense or exciting experience
  • How to MemorizePopularity LowProfessional MediumSocial
    • it's been a hell of a ride working here, but it's time I moved on
  • Analysis
    Something which is 'one hell of a ride' refers to a literal or figurative journey. When you say something is 'a hell of a' you mean that is was remarkable or exceptional. 'One hell of a ride' therefore, is a way of saying they your journey was remarkable or noteworthy. This is a very informal expression and 'one hell of a' is used in the same was as an adjective.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. I cannot wait to make the move to New York next year. It's going to be one hell of a ride!
    2. David and Amy are expecting their first child soon. I'll tell you what, they're in for one hell of a ride.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. It's been a hell of a ride working here, but for the sake of my career it's time I moved on to somewhere that can give me more opportunities for advancement.
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