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itty bitty

Extremely small; tiny. Come on, Catherine, just try an itty bitty bite—if you don't like it, you don't have to eat the rest. You're scared of the neighbor's dog? But he's so itty bitty—he couldn't hurt you if you let him!
See also: bitty, itty


Very small or petite; tiny. May I have an itty-bitty bite of your salmon? I just want a taste of it. How can you be afraid of such an itty-bitty spider?
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.


 and itsy-bitsy
very small. (Childish.) I remember when you was just an itty-bitty baby. Gramma sewed with itsy-bitsy stitches.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


and itsy-bitsy (ˈɪdiˈbɪdi and ˈɪtsiˈbɪtsi)
mod. tiny. Give me an itsy-bitsy piece. I’m on a diet.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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