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Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it's not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.
Bette Davis

Meaning of "not a bit" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NOT A BIT

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NOT A BIT

not
not a cat in hell´s chance
not a dickybird
not a few
not a happy bunny
not a hope
not a little
not a patch on
not a sausage
not bad
not bat an eye
not be able to run a chook raffle
not by a long chalk
not by a long sight
not care a fuck
NOT circuit
not counting
not cricket
not exactly
not for much longer

WORDS THAT END LIKE NOT A BIT

a bit
bit by bit
brace and bit
centre bit
chafe at the bit
champ at the bit
countersink bit
curb bit
devil´s bit
do one´s bit
every bit
snaffle bit
threepenny bit
thrupenny bit

Synonyms and antonyms of not a bit in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «not a bit» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NOT A BIT

Find out the translation of not a bit to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of not a bit from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «not a bit» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

是不是有点
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

no es un poco
570 millions of speakers

English

not a bit
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नहीं एक बिट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ليس قليلا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

небит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nem um pouco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি বিট না
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pas du tout
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

tidak sedikit pun
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nicht ein bisschen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

しないビット
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하지 조금
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ora dicokot
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không một chút
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு பிட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थोडा नाही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

az değil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

non un po ´
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nienieco
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

не бит
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nu un pic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Δεν είναι λίγο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nie ´n bietjie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

inte lite
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ikke litt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of not a bit

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NOT A BIT»

The term «not a bit» is very widely used and occupies the 12.430 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NOT A BIT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about not a bit

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7 QUOTES WITH «NOT A BIT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word not a bit.
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Amar Bose
The excitement level for me working on projects is really not a bit different from when I was 26.
2
Paddy Considine
I suppose I just had this Christian idea about how I ought to go about my life. I thought, 'If I work really hard and have a bit of success, the problems I'd had all my life would leave me.' But, of course, not a bit of it left me because Asperger's is not something you just get over or grow out of.
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Bette Davis
Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it's not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.
4
George Grey
Spanish alone was understood or spoken here; our friend, the countryman, stuck to us most nobly, he understood us not a bit better than the rest but saw that we were in distress and would not desert us.
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DeForest Kelley
It was a perfectly average well- adjusted childhood, not a bit unlike that of millions of other individuals.
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Lucy Maud Montgomery
Proverbs are all very fine when there's nothing to worry you, but when you're in real trouble, they're not a bit of help.
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Lucy Maud Montgomery
I'm not a bit changed - not really. I'm only just pruned down and branched out. The real me - back here - is just the same.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NOT A BIT»

Discover the use of not a bit in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to not a bit and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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From Roman to Early Christian Thessalonike: Studies in ...
Finally, during this period, if not a bit , possibly of western origin. Finally, during this period, if not a bit possibly of western origin. Finally, during this period, if not a bit of western origin. Finally, during this period, if not a bit of western origin.
Laura Nasrallah, Charalambos Bakirtzis, Steven J Friesen, 2010
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Corpus Stylistics and Dickens’ Fiction
In most cases not a bit of it starts an utterance, as shown by the quotation marks and its function as a reply is particularly visible in the repetition of replied or verbs with similar meanings. The cluster can also be used with a boosting function, ...
Michaela Mahlberg, 2013
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Adverbs of Degree in Dutch and Related Languages
direction of interpretation may vary. In English, we find not a bit, as an absolute negation (81a). Not a little is much more marked: it is intensifying instead of negating, and it belongs to a higher register (81b). To the category Of (not) a bit we may ...
Henny Klein, 1998
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English-Amharic Context Dictionary
7i There is not a bit of bread in the house. Xn,* i ohftT s *^7i s M£&T » f A a bit too ^Iti I T«fe^ The tea is a bit too strong. <Vfc □ ^77i □ an, C « -flA,A The bread is a bit too old to eat. A^-flA « flfl* s T** s *f^h : W i id)- not a bit ^"itiT + negative verb ...
Wolf Leslau, 1973
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Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning: Neo-Gricean Studies in ...
Of course, most constructions tend to occur mostly or almost entirely in positive contexts, but a bit also occurs 104 times directly following not, most often in the elliptical rejoinder not a bit of it, but also with a variety of gradable predicates (e.g.  ...
Betty J. Birner, Gregory L. Ward, 2006
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Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms
... as attractive and secure an investment as the US dollar, usage: always followed by an adjective, as in the example not a bit, also not one bit not in any way ♢ I'm not a bit happy with this bag - it was very expensive and already needs repair.
Paul Heacock, 2003
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Beginning CSS3
beg c 553;" c htl5.ir a dj i_i st. html _— nlice was not a bit -'it.rt, fl'iil'l she jump-ed up on to her feet in a moment: she looked up. but 't was -:ill dark overhead: before her was another long passage, and the White Hobbit was still in sight, ...
David Powers, 2012
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Degree Words
So when we say I'm not a bit sorry we imply that sorry and glad are different names for the same continuum, which can be faced in either direction: 'zero sorry : maximum gla '; 'zero glad = maximum sorry'. The notion of 'zero' does not figure  ...
Dwight Bolinger, 1972
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Côte D'Or: A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy
Not a bit suspiciously sweet. This has a good positive follow-through and a long and satisfying finish. Excellent for the vintage. 1985 Now-2010 Very good colour. Still youthful. Splendid nose. Marvellously ripe ample fruit. But very good acidity.
Clive Coates, 1997
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Titanic: The Complete Book of the Musical
CUGGENHEIM Not a bit, not a bit, not a little bit . . . THAYER We spent eighteen hundred pounds GUGGENHEIM Not a bit, not a bit, not a little bit CUGGENHEIM & THAYER This is not the sort of a voyage we paid for! I demand to know what ...
Peter Stone, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NOT A BIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term not a bit is used in the context of the following news items.
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WWE 2K16 Roster: Hulk Hogan Unlikely To Make List Of Performers …
... performers named on Thursday; however, all five previously seemed like reasonable (if not a bit obvious) additions to the WWE 2K16 roster. «iDigitalTimes.com, Jul 15»
2
Investigational Drug Added to Donepezil Shows Promise in AD
The new "exceptionally robust" findings are at least as strong as — if not a bit more so — those in the ITT population, said Dr Lombardo. «Medscape, Jul 15»
3
Charlie Hunnam has some Pacific Rim complaints, wants sequel to …
Is there not a bit of irony here? Hunnam, universally not seen as one of PACIFIC RIM's finer elements (can you say cardboard cutout?) ... «JoBlo.com, Jul 15»
4
Harley Bennell apologises for drug use and says he wants to play …
“It has been a bit of an emotional three weeks as well, mum was a bit disappointed, not a bit, she was disappointed in the photos and how she ... «Courier Mail, Jul 15»
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PC Neil Doyle 'had violence in his mind' the night he was killed
But not a bit of it." Lord Carlile told Liverpool Crown Court that PC Doyle "lost it" and had to be restrained. He said: "An armlock was put on Mr ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Drama from Browns' Organizational Power Struggle Can Be Cured …
Not a bit, because Farmer, Pettine and the rest of the Browns coaching and front-office staff will be praised for their prowess in building and ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
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FORECAST: Heat and humidity return for the weekend
Expect values very close to that if not a bit higher into the lower 90s. The humidity will add to that, of course. Heat indices are expected to climb ... «Evening News and Tribune, Jul 15»
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These young ladies were not a bit intimidated about getting wet and …
... Independent | Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 5:00 am. These young ladies were not a bit intimidated about getting wet and muddy at the Mini Mud Run. «White Mountain Independent, Jul 15»
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Minimum Wage Hike Backfire: Some Seattle Workers Asking to …
But are Democratic politicians rethinking mandatory minimum wage hikes in the light of real experience? Not a bit of it. A hike in the minimum ... «Independent Women's Forum, Jul 15»
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William Froste cast continues packing in the horror icons
... EXPENDABLES had this many icons in it. Seeing all these horror stars in the same movie is going to be a lot of fun, if not a bit overwhelming. «JoBlo.com, Jul 15»

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