a bit of a something

informal
used for saying that someone or something has a particular character, effect, or quality

It appears that my letter has caused a bit of a problem.

She's always been a bit of a mystery to me.


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  • (a) bit of a something — a bit of a something informal phrase used for saying that someone or something has a particular character, effect, or quality It appears that my letter has caused a bit of a problem. She’s always been a bit of a mystery to me. Thesaurus: features …   Useful english dictionary

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  • bit — bit1 W1S1 [bıt] adv, pron ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(only slightly)¦ 2¦(amount)¦ 3¦(quite a lot)¦ 4¦(time/distance)¦ 5 a bit of a something 6 not a bit/not one bit 7 every bit as important/bad/good etc 8 bit by bit 9 a/one bit at a time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bit — [[t]bɪ̱t[/t]] ♦ bits 1) QUANT: QUANT of n uncount A bit of something is a small amount of it. All it required was a bit of work... I got paid a little bit of money. 2) PHRASE: PHR adj/adv/prep (vagueness) A bit means to a small extent or degree.… …   English dictionary

  • bit — bit1 function word *** A bit can be used in the following ways: as an adverb: We waited a bit, and then decided to go. (before an adjective or adverb): It s a bit cold in here, isn t it? as a pronoun: She d only eaten a bit before she started… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bit — I UK [bɪt] / US noun Word forms bit : singular bit plural bits ** 1) a piece or part of something a) [countable] a small piece of something I m having some cake. Do you want a bit? bit of: He had bits of food stuck in between his teeth. bits and… …   English dictionary

  • bit*/*/*/ — [bɪt] grammar word I summary: A bit can be: ■ an adverb: We waited a bit, and then decided to go. ♦ It s a bit cold in here, isn t it? ■ a pronoun: She only ate a little bit. ♦ I could use a bit of help. a bit informal 1) slightly, or a… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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