a spot of bother

British informal
used for emphasizing that a problem is small and not serious

He's in a spot of bother with the police.


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  • A Spot of Bother — Infobox Book name = A Spot of Bother title orig = translator = image caption = Book cover, paperback ed. author = Mark Haddon illustrator = cover artist = country = flag|England language = English series = subject = genre = Mortality Psychology… …   Wikipedia

  • (a) spot of bother — a spot of bother british informal phrase used for emphasizing that a problem is small and not serious He’s in a spot of bother with the police. Thesaurus: small and minor problemssynonym people and things that cause worry or problemshyponym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be in a spot of bother — verb To have a slight problem, to be in a predicament …   Wiktionary

  • bother — I n. 1) a bother to (he was a bother to everyone) 2) a bother to + inf. (it was no bother to take care of them) 3) (BE) a spot of bother 4) (esp. BE) he had a lot of bother finding our house II v. 1) (D; intr., tr.) to bother about, with (she… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • spot — I n. mark, stain 1) to leave, make a spot 2) to get out, remove a spot 3) a grease spot mark on the skin 4) a beauty spot area, place 5) a high; isolated, secluded; low spot 6) (soccer) the penalty spot 7) at a spot (let s meet at this same spot… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bother — I UK [ˈbɒðə(r)] / US [ˈbɑðər] verb Word forms bother : present tense I/you/we/they bother he/she/it bothers present participle bothering past tense bothered past participle bothered *** 1) [intransitive, usually in negatives or questions] if you… …   English dictionary

  • bother — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun VERB + BOTHER ▪ have (esp. BrE) ▪ I had a little bother finding your house. ▪ cause, give sb (both esp. BrE) ▪ Your little boy didn t give me any bother …   Collocations dictionary

  • bother — [[t]bɒ̱ðə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ bothers, bothering, bothered 1) VERB: with brd neg If you do not bother to do something or if you do not bother with it, you do not do it, consider it, or use it because you think it is unnecessary or because you are too… …   English dictionary

  • spot — spot1 W2S2 [spɔt US spa:t] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(place)¦ 2¦(area)¦ 3¦(mark)¦ 4¦(on skin)¦ 5 on the spot 6 put somebody on the spot 7¦(tv/radio)¦ 8¦(position)¦ 9 weak spot …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spot — 1 noun (C) 1 PLACE a particular place or area, especially a pleasant place where you spend time: an ideal spot for a picnic | We walked along the beach looking for a spot to sit. | camping/swimming/holiday spot (=a place that is suitable for a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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