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I was always interested in art at school, and after year twelve, senior year, I spent three years studying graphic design at college. I worked in advertising for two years but didn't like it much, then began doing a bit of illustration work for various publishers.
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Meaning of a bit of in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A BIT OF

a bit of play
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WHAT DOES A BIT OF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

definitionDefinition of a bit of in the English dictionary

The definition of a bit of in the dictionary is rather. Other definition of a bit of is a considerable amount.

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A BIT OF

a bit of
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Synonyms and antonyms of a bit of in the English dictionary of synonyms

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WORDS RELATING TO «A BIT OF»

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Translation of «a bit of» into 20 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A BIT OF

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The translations of a bit of from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a bit of» in English.
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一点点
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un poco de
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a bit of
510 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Hindi

की एक बिट
380 millions of speakers
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ar

Translator English - Arabic

قليلا من
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немного
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um pouco de
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un peu de
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ein bisschen
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少し
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Translator English - Korean

약간의
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một chút
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un po ´ di
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trochę
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трохи
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un pic de
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el

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ένα κομμάτι της
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Translator English - Afrikaans

´n bietjie van
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en bit av
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litt av
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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A BIT OF»

The term «a bit of» is very widely used and occupies the 87 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a bit of

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10 QUOTES WITH «A BIT OF»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word a bit of.
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Odette Annable
I'm Cuban, so I like a bit of curve. I just want my booty to have a little lift!
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Jonas Armstrong
It's flattering that there are lots of Internet fan sites about me. I'm a bit of a technophobe and I don't even own a laptop, but it's probably a good thing I'm not logged on, checking up on what everyone is saying about me.
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Simon Baker
As a kid I was always a bit of a clown, a performer.
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Graeme Base
I was always interested in art at school, and after year twelve, senior year, I spent three years studying graphic design at college. I worked in advertising for two years but didn't like it much, then began doing a bit of illustration work for various publishers.
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Tom Bennett
My dad has done a bit of research on our family tree, and we can trace it quite far back. My dad believes he has traced us back to being a great-great-great-great-great-great cousin of Wellington.
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Andrea Bocelli
I don't know if One Direction will stand the test of time. I have a niece who goes crazy for them. But the only way to judge art is to wait and see if it becomes evergreen. This takes a bit of time. Adele is a very good musician and I'd like to sing with her. But, again, time will tell if her music will become evergreen.
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David Boreanaz
I want to make films and write films, which will happen, I'm just taking a different route right now. I'm a bit of a chameleon with the whole entertainment industry so to speak.
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Jamie Campbell Bower
I'm hardly the sexiest man in the world. I'm a bit of a geek.
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Darren Boyd
I'm not a comedian, I'm not a stand-up and I don't come from a comedy background. I am an actor, but I've had a very fortunate foray into comedy, and it seems to have become a bit of a strength, and you can't complain when you become known for something.
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Eric Bristow
It took me about 10 years to get rid of. I'm all right now, though, lovely, I'm throwing some nice darts at the moment, but every now and then I get a bit of a jump. I wish I could find a cure, I'd make a bloody fortune.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A BIT OF»

Discover the use of a bit of in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a bit of and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Bit of Difference
A new novel from the winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African LiteratureAt thirty-nine, Deola Bello, a Nigerian expatriate in London, is dissatisfied with being single and working overseas.
autorSefi Atta, 2012
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Country Living A Bit of Velvet and a Dash of Lace: The ...
A textile artist and founder of Magnolia Pearl showcases her interior design philosophy, which brings together colors, textures, and materials in innovative new ways to create meticulously detailed, eclectic environments that blend elements ...
autorRobin Brown, 2008
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A Bit of Applause for Mrs. Claus
A humorous look at the efforts of the woman who helps make Santa's yearly visit possible.
autorJeannie Schick-Jacobowitz, Susie Schick-Pierce, Muffin Drake, 2003
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A Bit of Earth
The Wongs, sons of the Chinese earth; the Wees, subjects of the English gods; the Mahmuds, the scions of the Malayan soil and all with different dreams for the bit of earth they live on.
autorSuchen Christine Lim, 2001
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A Bit of Rough
Architect James Justin impulsively lets himself be picked up in a biker bar by seductive hunk Bram Lord for a one night stand that turns into something bigger.
autorLaura Baumbach, 2007
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A Bit of Company
One Monday morning, she does just that and Christopher comes running to her rescue. They soon discover all they want is a bit of company and develop a friendship.
autorMargaret Wild, 2009
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A Bit of a Hero
Tom is finding it hard to come to terms with the death of his father and life just gets worse as Mum meets a new man and a bullyjoins his class at school. Will he find the courage within himself to stand up To The bully?
autorGervase Phinn, 2011
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A Bit of Atlantis
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
autorDouglas Erskine, 2005
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A Little Bit of Winter
Hedgehog, who hibernates through the winter, wants to know what winter feels like, so he asks his friend Rabbit to save him a little bit of winter to share in the spring.
autorPaul Stewart, 2000
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Prayer, Faith and a Bit of Chocolate
The stories in this book are about prayer and trust in God. Turning to God in everyday living and especially in difficult times, acknowledges our trust in Him and our complete dependence on Him.
autorRosemarie Gortler, Diane Carroll Vogel, Sallie Bachar, 2013
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A BIT OF»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a bit of is used in the context of the following news items.
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How misfortune and a bit of luck led to the discovery of the fabled …
Dan Diebold woke up to a hangover and a lot of emails Friday morning, all of them asking about a series of pictures he posted on reddit of what seemed to be ... «Polygon, Jul 15»
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Worse things happen in the City than a bit of coke-snorting
Never mind the hapless 'City boy' caught on camera brazenly snorting coke on a tube, what about some media outrage at the villains of the Libor-rigging ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Labour leadership candidates could really do with a bit of charisma
But could they not just turn on a bit of charisma? Some might say this would risk British politics becoming too presidential, but given the way our elections are so ... «The Independent, Jun 15»
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Tim Dowling: the dog is in a bit of a mess. It can't even climb the kerb
It's a sunny bank holiday lunchtime. Four families and six dogs have assembled for a picnic, followed by rounders. Actually, it's not so much a game of rounders ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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A bit of Greek clarity from an act of defiance
Greece's decision to delay a 300-million-euro payment to the IMF today and instead try to meet all June's payments at the end of the month was probably an act ... «Reuters Blogs, Jun 15»
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'A bit of advice, a bit of spray': Frawley fits in
"We've got some good players down there and good leaders down there with 'Gibbo' (Josh Gibson), 'Lakey', 'Hodgey' – so they all give a bit of advice and a bit ... «AFL.com.au, Jun 15»
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A Bit of 30-Year Bond Advice From an Investor With a Hot Hand
If you played it correctly at every turn, you could've made a killing, given the unprecedented 8.9 percent return in January alone. If you played it wrong, which ... «Bloomberg, May 15»
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Likud MK says Obama's criticism of Netanyahu has 'a bit of hypocrisy'
Young and talented. Jerusalem Post · Israel News. Likud MK says Obama's criticism of Netanyahu has 'a bit of hypocrisy'. Israel News. By JPOST.COM STAFF \. «Jerusalem Post Israel News, May 15»
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Amid Butterflies, a Bit of a Lingua Franca at the Natural History …
On a recent Sunday, Holly Tooker stood by the transparent wall inside the Butterfly Conservatory, at the American Museum of Natural History. It was, as always, ... «New York Times, May 15»
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Stocks are having a bit of a hissy fit over higher yields
Stocks are having a bit of a hissy fit over higher yields. Bond yields were sharply higher in Europe this morning, and midday the U.S. 10-year yield is at 2.18 ... «CNBC, May 15»
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