one heck of a scrape at


Senior Member
Hi folks,
this is coming from a serial named "Covert Affairs"
You were in one heck of a scrape at
the Leidesplein.

I wonder that if heck and scrape have different meanings than it normally means.
what does it mean?
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    "Heck" is used in its usual meaning, as a euphemism for hell and as an intensifier. "Scrape" is used in an informal meaning, which is however fairly common.

    You were in one hell of a fight/difficult situation at the Leidesplein.
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