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a bit part

A very minor role in a production (such as a TV show, play, or movie) with little to no spoken lines. My sister is so excited to have gotten a bit part in a Hollywood movie that she doesn't mind only having one line. Of course I'm disappointed to have only gotten a bit part—I auditioned for the lead!
See also: bit, part
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LES FERDINAND is determined not to become a bit part player at Bolton.
Life at Villa has been far from easy for the England Under-21player with injuries and the form of 14-goalleading scorer Dion Dublin meaning Crouch has only had a bit part to play.
The bit part player appears to have bypassed Hollywood's usually paranoid security procedures after he was spotted by a casting assistant in a shopping mall and given an acting job on the spot.
Callow also made his mark in television, on a British sitcom called Chance in a Million (on which Fry, coincidentally, once played a bit part).
The 25-year-old played a bit part for the Springboks in the World Cup in Australia last October, but he has failed to play any part with the international side since Jake White took over the reigns this season.
COLWYN Bay were reduced to bit part players as a devastating display by a young Burscough side comfortably took them through to the second round of the UniBond League Challenge Cup .
Ryan reportedly met Bierko, 37, on the set of that film - he apparently had a bit part which was cut.
KtI n last B bit part roles caps - has ye and wants to But Murphy - restricted to bit part roles for the majority of his 12 caps - has yet to score for his country and wants to put that right.
But Cole, a regular in the United attack for the last four or five years, wants to play more than a bit part.
Whilst her Hollywood dreams have been well and truly scuppered, 25-year-old T is in line for a bit part in a major new TV series.
Stevie's a good lad, but he is getting very frustrated at playing a bit part role at Real Madrid.