more than a little

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Definition of more than a little

1 : a lot of : much There was more than a little sadness in his voice.
2 : to a great degree : very He was more than a little surprised by her decision. Her vision of the future was more than a little upsetting.
3 : a lot : much They understand more than a little of what is going on.

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