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

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“A bit of a/an.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20bit%20of%20a/an. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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