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a bit

1. A small portion, degree, or amount. It got a bit warm when the sun started shining so I'm not going to need to wear this coat today. I forgot my lunch, can I have a bit of yours? I'm afraid I've caught a bit of a cold.
2. A brief amount of time; a moment. I should be over in five minutes, so I'll see you in a bit!
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not a bit

Not at all or in any way. We are not a bit concerned about the impact it may have on our profits this year. A: "Do you mind if I tag along this afternoon?" B: "Not a bit!"
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not a bit

none at all; not at all. Am I unhappy? Not a bit. I don't want any mashed potatoes. Not a bit!
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a bit

1. A small amount of anything; also, a short period of time. For example, Here's a bit of wrapping paper, or It'll be ready in a bit, or Just wait a bit. [c. 1600]
2. Somewhat or rather, as in It stings a bit, or Will you have a bit more to eat? [Second half of 1600s] Also see bit by bit; not a bit.
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not a bit

Not at all, not in the least, as in She was not a bit interested. [Mid-1700s]
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not a ˈbit

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not one (little) ˈbit

not at all: ‘Are you cold?’ ‘Not a bit.’I don’t like that idea one bit.
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bit

1. n. a jail sentence. (Underworld.) Mooshoo did a two-year bit in Sing Sing.
2. n. a small theatrical part. (From bit part.) It was just a bit, but I needed the money.
3. n. any part of an act; any isolated activity or presentation. I didn’t like that bit concerning penalties.