a bit

informal
1) slightly or a little

I'm feeling a bit tired.

That was a bit stupid.

a bit more/less:

The second interview was a bit less formal than the first.

2) a short time

You'll have to wait a bit.

for a bit:

Why don't you come and stay with us for a bit?

in a bit:

I'll do it in a bit. I'm busy right now.

3) a small amount of something

I'd like some sauce, but just a bit.

a bit of:

I know a bit of German.

With a bit of luck we should still be able to get there in time.

a little bit:

She had a little bit of money that her father had left her.

4) to a limited degree

I used to surf a bit when I was younger.


English dictionary. 2014.

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