a bit of a/an


used to make a statement or description less forceful or definite
I had a bit of a shock when I saw him.
He's a bit of a rascal.

Examples of a bit of a/an in a Sentence

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“A bit of a/an.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20bit%20of%20a%2Fan. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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