rip snorter

rip snorter
n. a remarkable person or thing; a hilarious joke. (Folksy.)
Old Fred is a real rip snorter.
Her new car is a rip snorter, I tell you.
Let me tell you a rip snorter about a farmer and his cow.
Judy can tell some rip snorters.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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