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A bit; a small amount. Her paper was a shade better than yours, that's why she got an A- while you got a B+.
a shade (something)
Somewhat; a little bit; slightly. The software update should make is a shade easier to search for the information you need. I think we should use a mixture that's a shade thinner.
slang Subtle insults or expressions of disapproval. I was just checking my phone for a second when Joe totally threw shade at me, saying, "Some of us don't need to be glued to our phones every minute of the day." My mom is the queen of shade. She loves to say, "Is that really what you're going to wear?"
A little bit; slightly: a sprinter who was a shade quicker that the rest.