Definition of a hang of a in English:

(a) hang of (a)

  • South African & Australian /NZ informal Used to emphasize something very bad or great: we had to walk a hang of a long way
    [hang, a euphemism for hell, apparently from New Zealand English]
    More example sentences
    • That makes a hang of a difference to what we do.
    • I sent this fellow along to him and he reported back that David was a hang of a nice chap.
    • The Government should learn how to manage its workload a hang of a lot better than it has managed it over the last 4 years.
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