bits and pieces

plural noun

1
: small pieces
There were broken bits and pieces of glass all over the floor.
I finished the project in bits and pieces during my spare time.
2
: things or objects of different kinds
There are just a few bits and pieces of furniture in the office.
No one knows exactly what happened. All we have is a few bits and pieces of information so far.

Examples of bits and pieces in a Sentence

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“Bits and pieces.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bits%20and%20pieces. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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