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a euphemism of the old adage, "hell of a job"

(note: euphemisms are used widely by politicians as a mild form of a word or phrase, in order to maintain a politically correct, less offensive tone; however, in doing so, their remarks generally come off as lame or insincere, even wimpy)

Use of "heck of a job" generally means the speaker does not have the guts (wherewithal) to speak directly, and so "softens" the phrase "hell of a job" in a euphemistic attempt to act like an everyday, regular, run-of-the-mill person.

For instance, when an Elitist like G. W. Bush, in order to appear to be a Populist, says one of his staff is doing a "heck of a job," we wonder why he doesn't just say the guy is doing a "hell of a job." It is then that we realize, that neither is doing a "hell of a job" because they do not know what one is...
GWB to MDB-"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."

GWB to his father-"Daddy, you did a heck of a job as President."

Right-wing Fascist types to whoever will listen-"GWB is doing a heck of a job."
by D Professor October 10, 2005

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