not a/one bit

idiom
variants: or not (in) the least/smallest/slightest/tiniest bit

Definition of not a/one bit

: not at all
  • It didn't interest me a bit.
  • I'm not the least bit interested in this movie.

Word by Word Definitions

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


not for a/one minute

idiom

Definition of not for a/one minute

: at no time : not at all : never
  • I did not believe her for a/one minute.

Word by Word Definitions

minute play
  1. : the 60th part of an hour of time : 60 seconds

  2. : the 60th part of a degree of angular measure

  3. : the distance one can traverse in a minute

  1. : to make notes or a brief summary of

  1. : very small : infinitesimal

  2. : of small importance : trifling

  3. : marked by close attention to details


not for a/one moment

idiom

Definition of not for a/one moment

: at no time : not at all
  • I did not believe her for a/one moment.

Word by Word Definitions

moment play
  1. : a minute portion or point of time : instant

  2. : a comparatively brief period of time

  3. : present time


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