- informal, A small amount; some.
- There is no sugar in the sugar bowl, buy you may find a bit some in the bag.
- If the ball had hit the window a bit harder, it would have broken it.
- This sweater scratches a bit.
- Close to; ready to
- We were about to leave when the swon began.
- I have not gone yet, but I am about to.
- -Used with an infinitive in negative sentences
- Will she comes with us? asked Bill. She is no about to, answered Mary
- A small number (of peoople or things); some
- The dry weather killed most of Mother`s flowers, but a few were left
- We thought many people would cometo lunch, but only a few came.
- Three students have no seats; we need a few more chairs.
- As a change in plans; anyway.
- Bob thought he could not go to the party because he had too much homework, but he went after all.
After a while or in a while.
Later, at some time in the future; after a time that is not short and not long.
Dad, will you help me make this model plane? After a while , Jimmy, when I finished reading the newspaper
A small amount.
We thought that the paper was all gone, but a little was left.
In the same way as: like.
Billy played ball like a champion today, a la the professional ball players.
alive and kicking
Very active; vigorous; full of energy.
Grandpa was taken to the hospital with pneumonia, but he was descharged yesterday and is alive and kicking.
all at once
At the same time; together.
- The teacher told the childrens to talk one at a time; if they all talked at one time, she could not understan them.
- Bill can play the piano, sing and lead his orchestra all at once.