bits and bobs

plural noun

: things or objects of different kinds
There are just a few bits and bobs of furniture in the office.
No one knows exactly what happened. All we have is a few bits and bobs of information so far.

Examples of bits and bobs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Speaking of gutters, there are also gutter cleaning kits that come with the necessary bits and bobs especially for the task. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Oct. 2023 But basically, bits and bobs of things are always a good way to feed. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Oct. 2023 And, throughout the house, sprinkled among works by Keith Haring, Ed Ruscha, Man Ray, Louise Nevelson, Damien Hirst, Robert Longo, and Andy Warhol, are bits and bobs of his own work. Mark David, Robb Report, 28 Sep. 2023 Femurs and ribs and backbone scatter the floor, amid bits and bobs of machinery. WIRED, 26 Aug. 2023 The pockets are extra deep, sturdy, and spacious enough to handle large smartphones or even a regular-sized water bottle in each pocket, as well as some more bits and bobs like wallets and keys. Maverick Li, Men's Health, 24 July 2023 Hoover takes a seat behind a long table set with free bits and bobs for her readers: pins and ribbons emblazoned with CoHo and CoHort, the nicknames her fans have given her and themselves, bookmarks, pens. Lucy Feldman, Time, 10 July 2023 In short, it’s all been messy human stuff, the bits and bobs of intelligence analysis. Daniel Engber, The Atlantic, 23 June 2023 With The Smile, essentially a brand-new band launching from scratch, options for launch had been limited — release new music, record several videos, release them for free and then probably go on tour and show up occasionally for a few bits and bobs. Dave Brooks, Billboard, 29 Jan. 2022 See More

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“Bits and bobs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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