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I'm having some cake. Do you want a bit?
He had bits of food stuck in between his teeth.
The wreckage was spread over a wide area in tiny bits and pieces.
The best bit in the film is the scene in the restaurant.
Some bits of the jigsaw are missing.
In general, I like my job, but I don't enjoy the management bit.
I'll move my things into the flat bit by bit.
We have a few bits and pieces of furniture, but that's all.
Then there are all the other bits and pieces involved in a wedding: invitations, photos, and car hire.
We felt good knowing that we were doing our bit.
Once he's got the bit between his teeth, there's no stopping him.
I've only had these shoes a few weeks and they're already falling to bits.
The vase hit the floor and was smashed to bits.
He's thrilled to bits.
I love you to bits.
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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend
the bone at the front of your lower leg, between your knee and your ankle. A more usual word is...
a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career
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Definition of bit from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.