"A whale of a problem" nghĩa là gì?

Whale shark, Motobu-cho, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Photo courtesy cotaro70s.

'A whale of a problem' nghĩa là vấn đề quá khó, quá rắc rối (a very large problem).

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A whale of a problem at a Southern California beach.

The Oregon Highway Division not only had a whale of a problem on its hands, but a stinky whale of a problem--what to do with one 45 foot, 8 ton whale, dead on arrival on a beach near Florence.

Diane Wiater has a whale of a problem in her backyard — water rushing through an eight-foot culvert has eroded huge chunks out of her embankment, and Butler County and West Chester Twp. officials say there is only so much they can do to help.

Japan has set up a whale of a problem by announcing that it is continuing to resume its whaling research operations by the end of March next year in the Antarctic (Nam Cực).

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