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.

Word by Word Definitions

little play
  1. : not big: such as

  2. : small in size or extent : tiny

  3. : young

  1. : in only a small quantity or degree : slightly

  2. : not at all

  3. : rarely, infrequently

  1. : a small amount, quantity, or degree

  2. : a short time

  3. : a short distance

bit play
  1. : the biting or cutting edge or part of a tool

  2. : a replaceable part of a compound tool that actually performs the function (such as drilling or boring) for which the whole tool is designed

  3. : the jaws (see 1jaw 2a) of tongs or pincers

  1. : to put part of a bridle in the mouth of (a horse) : to put a bit (see 1bit 2a) in the mouth of (a horse)

  2. : to control as if with a bit

  3. : to form a bit (see 1bit 4) on (a key)

  1. : a small quantity of food

  2. : a small piece or quantity of some material thing

  3. : a coin of a specified small denomination

  1. : a unit of computer information equivalent to the result of a choice between two alternatives (such as yes or no, on or off)

  2. : the physical representation of a bit by an electrical pulse, a magnetized spot, or a hole whose presence or absence indicates data


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