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I want to make films and write films, which will happen, I'm just taking a different route right now. I'm a bit of a chameleon with the whole entertainment industry so to speak.
David Boreanaz

Meaning of "a bit of" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A BIT OF

a bit of play
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WHAT DOES A BIT OF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of a bit of in the English dictionary

The definition of a bit of in the dictionary is rather. Other definition of a bit of is a considerable amount.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A BIT OF

a bad lot
a bad patch
a bad penny
a bag of bones
a bag of cats
a beam in one´s eye
a bed of roses
a big ask
a big fish in a small pond
a bird in the hand
a bit
a bit much
a bit of all right
a bit of slap and tickle
a bit thick
a bolt from the blue
a breath of fresh air
a bull in a china shop
A bursary
a capella

WORDS THAT END LIKE A BIT OF

at the cost of
at the request of
fresh out of
get the best of
grow out of
in light of
in point of
in the event of
in the midst of
keep out of
make a point of
make the best of
make the most of
on account of
on the part of
on the point of
out of
sort of
take account of
the best part of

Synonyms and antonyms of a bit of in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «a bit of» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A BIT OF

Find out the translation of a bit of to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a bit of from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a bit of» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

一点点
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

un poco de
570 millions of speakers

English

a bit of
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

की एक बिट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قليلا من
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

немного
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um pouco de
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অল্প পরিমাণে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

un peu de
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

sedikit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ein bisschen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

少し
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

약간의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sing dicokot
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một chút
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு பிட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थोडेसे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

birazcık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

un po ´ di
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

trochę
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

трохи
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

un pic de
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα κομμάτι της
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n bietjie van
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en bit av
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

litt av
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a bit of

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A BIT OF»

The term «a bit of» is very widely used and occupies the 87 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A BIT OF» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a bit of

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10 QUOTES WITH «A BIT OF»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word a bit of.
1
Odette Annable
I'm Cuban, so I like a bit of curve. I just want my booty to have a little lift!
2
Jonas Armstrong
It's flattering that there are lots of Internet fan sites about me. I'm a bit of a technophobe and I don't even own a laptop, but it's probably a good thing I'm not logged on, checking up on what everyone is saying about me.
3
Simon Baker
As a kid I was always a bit of a clown, a performer.
4
Graeme Base
I was always interested in art at school, and after year twelve, senior year, I spent three years studying graphic design at college. I worked in advertising for two years but didn't like it much, then began doing a bit of illustration work for various publishers.
5
Tom Bennett
My dad has done a bit of research on our family tree, and we can trace it quite far back. My dad believes he has traced us back to being a great-great-great-great-great-great cousin of Wellington.
6
Andrea Bocelli
I don't know if One Direction will stand the test of time. I have a niece who goes crazy for them. But the only way to judge art is to wait and see if it becomes evergreen. This takes a bit of time. Adele is a very good musician and I'd like to sing with her. But, again, time will tell if her music will become evergreen.
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David Boreanaz
I want to make films and write films, which will happen, I'm just taking a different route right now. I'm a bit of a chameleon with the whole entertainment industry so to speak.
8
Jamie Campbell Bower
I'm hardly the sexiest man in the world. I'm a bit of a geek.
9
Darren Boyd
I'm not a comedian, I'm not a stand-up and I don't come from a comedy background. I am an actor, but I've had a very fortunate foray into comedy, and it seems to have become a bit of a strength, and you can't complain when you become known for something.
10
Eric Bristow
It took me about 10 years to get rid of. I'm all right now, though, lovely, I'm throwing some nice darts at the moment, but every now and then I get a bit of a jump. I wish I could find a cure, I'd make a bloody fortune.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A BIT OF»

Discover the use of a bit of in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a bit of and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Bit of Difference
A new novel from the winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African LiteratureAt thirty-nine, Deola Bello, a Nigerian expatriate in London, is dissatisfied with being single and working overseas.
Sefi Atta, 2012
2
Country Living A Bit of Velvet and a Dash of Lace: The ...
A textile artist and founder of Magnolia Pearl showcases her interior design philosophy, which brings together colors, textures, and materials in innovative new ways to create meticulously detailed, eclectic environments that blend elements ...
Robin Brown, 2008
3
A Bit of Applause for Mrs. Claus
A humorous look at the efforts of the woman who helps make Santa's yearly visit possible.
Jeannie Schick-Jacobowitz, Susie Schick-Pierce, Muffin Drake, 2003
4
A Bit of Earth
The Wongs, sons of the Chinese earth; the Wees, subjects of the English gods; the Mahmuds, the scions of the Malayan soil and all with different dreams for the bit of earth they live on.
Suchen Christine Lim, 2001
5
A Bit of Rough
Architect James Justin impulsively lets himself be picked up in a biker bar by seductive hunk Bram Lord for a one night stand that turns into something bigger.
Laura Baumbach, 2007
6
A Bit of Company
One Monday morning, she does just that and Christopher comes running to her rescue. They soon discover all they want is a bit of company and develop a friendship.
Margaret Wild, 2009
7
A Bit of a Hero
Tom is finding it hard to come to terms with the death of his father and life just gets worse as Mum meets a new man and a bullyjoins his class at school. Will he find the courage within himself to stand up To The bully?
Gervase Phinn, 2011
8
A Bit of Atlantis
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
Douglas Erskine, 2005
9
A Little Bit of Winter
Hedgehog, who hibernates through the winter, wants to know what winter feels like, so he asks his friend Rabbit to save him a little bit of winter to share in the spring.
Paul Stewart, 2000
10
Prayer, Faith and a Bit of Chocolate
The stories in this book are about prayer and trust in God. Turning to God in everyday living and especially in difficult times, acknowledges our trust in Him and our complete dependence on Him.
Rosemarie Gortler, Diane Carroll Vogel, Sallie Bachar, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A BIT OF»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a bit of is used in the context of the following news items.
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Labour leadership candidates could really do with a bit of charisma
But could they not just turn on a bit of charisma? Some might say this would risk British politics becoming too presidential, but given the way our elections are so ... «The Independent, Jun 15»
2
'A bit of advice, a bit of spray': Frawley fits in
"We've got some good players down there and good leaders down there with 'Gibbo' (Josh Gibson), 'Lakey', 'Hodgey' – so they all give a bit of advice and a bit ... «AFL.com.au, Jun 15»
3
Likud MK says Obama's criticism of Netanyahu has 'a bit of hypocrisy'
Young and talented. Jerusalem Post · Israel News. Likud MK says Obama's criticism of Netanyahu has 'a bit of hypocrisy'. Israel News. By JPOST.COM STAFF \. «Jerusalem Post Israel News, May 15»
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Stocks are having a bit of a hissy fit over higher yields
Stocks are having a bit of a hissy fit over higher yields. Bond yields were sharply higher in Europe this morning, and midday the U.S. 10-year yield is at 2.18 ... «CNBC, May 15»
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A bit of hot water can prevent the spread of invasive species
When it comes to invasive species in the United Kingdom, a few ounces of hot water may be worth nearly £2 billion in annual management costs, according to a ... «Science /AAAS, Apr 15»
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A bit of Abba with your fish, sir? How music can make your food taste …
A bit of Abba with your fish, sir? How music can make your food taste better. Oxford academic claims music and colour can enhance the eating experience. «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»
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Column: A BIT of an overreaction
Column: A BIT of an overreaction. The new model fails to understand the role of BITs in attracting foreign investment, the base of Make in India. By: Prabhash ... «Financial Express, Apr 15»
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Leaders Win Trust When They Show a Bit of Humanity
Trust in business leadership is at historic lows, according to surveys by Edelman and the World Economic Forum. One reason might be what INSEAD professors ... «blogs.hbr.org, Apr 15»
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BiT Evolution Preview – A BiT of Alright
These days, Steam is awash with games intent on tapping in to Gen X “retro” nostalgia, and their over-abundance is enough to make anyone cynical about more ... «GIZORAMA, Mar 15»
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In Queens, Ceramics, History, and a Bit of Mystery
The ceramists James Klein and David Reid came to live in the borough of Queens as many do, after a stint in Brooklyn. When they moved to New York in 1992, ... «New York Times, Mar 15»
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