not a/one bit


variants or not (in) the least/smallest/slightest/tiniest bit
: not at all
It didn't interest me a bit.
I'm not the least bit interested in this movie.

Examples of not a/one bit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For 2023, Watson said craft beer production was down 2% to 4% at midyear and will likely be down at least that much -- if not a bit more -- for all of 2023. John Magsam,, 26 Nov. 2023 The Ducks are favored by 19 points in early betting lines, and that feels fair — if not a bit low. Bill Oram, oregonlive, 17 Sep. 2023 Production has a crew that works at all hours, including an overnight producer that ensures not one bit of renovating, or drama, is missed. Alicia Vrajlal,, 7 Aug. 2023 The balm felt very moisturizing if not a bit greasy because it’s got a petroleum jelly-like consistency — a little goes a long way. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Peoplemag, 16 Oct. 2023 Assuming the first unmanned SLS launch is successful, NASA would have to spend at least $4 billion more to produce a second SLS for the first crewed test flight, since not one bit of the launch vehicle is reusable. Robert Poole, WSJ, 2 Sep. 2022 Two notable mistakes by Cam Rising — a pick near the Bruins goal line early and a fumble that led to a UCLA touchdown late helped the Utes not one bit. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Oct. 2022 And oh, holy wow, your support obligates them to produce grandchildren for you not at all, not a bit, not even the fading memory of a bit written in sand. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 20 Mar. 2023 As Oracle Park loses not a bit of luster in its third decade of existence, acknowledge Alioto as the longtime orchestrator of a fan’s experience. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Apr. 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'not a/one bit.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near not a/one bit

Cite this Entry

“Not a/one bit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!