a little bit


Definition of a little bit

1 : to some extent : somewhat This one is a little bit bigger than that one. It bothered me a little bit.
2 chiefly US : a short time We talked for a little bit.
3 : a small amount of something The buffet had a little bit of everything. We have a little bit of time left. Oh, I'll have just a little bit, thanks.

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to gather or build up little by little

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