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    I know you've been through a heck of a situation here today. (She witnessed a bank robbery). What is the meaning of the sentence?
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    Re: meaning

    I know you've been through a heck of a situation here today. (She witnessed a bank robbery). What is the meaning of the sentence?

    Hello!

    This means: I know you have had a very stressful experience today!

    A "heck of a" something...is a euphemism for "a hell of a". It is a moderate way to say something has been very difficult or trying to experience. Hope this helps!

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