a few bob

noun

Definition of a few bob

 (Entry 1 of 5)

British, informal
: some money I'm always looking for ways to save a few bob.

a good few

idiom (1)

Definition of a good few (Entry 2 of 5)

chiefly British, informal
: fairly many Not all our students go on to university, but a good few of them do.

have a few

idiom (2)
variants: or have a few too many

Definition of have a few (Entry 3 of 5)

informal
: to have too many alcoholic drinks We could tell from his slurred speech that he'd had a few. It looks like she had a few too many.

have a few minutes/moments

idiom (3)

Definition of have a few minutes/moments (Entry 4 of 5)

: have a short period of time available (for something) Give me a call when you have a few minutes/moments.

say a few words

idiom (4)

Definition of say a few words (Entry 5 of 5)

: to make a short speech or statement asked him to say a few words at the dedication ceremony. I've been asked to say a few words about the new play.

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“A few bob.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afew. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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