a little bit


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a little bit

1. A small amount or portion (of something). A: "Would you like some ice cream, Jake?" B: "Just a little bit, please." I'm hoping to take a little bit of time off this summer to visit my family in New York.
2. To a small degree; somewhat. I'm a little bit hungry, but I don't want a huge dinner or anything. I'm sorry for snapping at you like that, I'm just a little bit tired is all.
See also: bit, little

little bit (of something)

a small amount; some. Can I have a little bit of candy? I need a little bit of time to finish this essay.
See also: bit, little
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