quite\ a\ bit

quite\ a\ bit
• quite a little (bit)
• not a little formal
• quite a bit informal
noun or adj. phr.
Rather a large amount; rather much; more than a little.

We are not finished; quite a little is left to do.

Cleaning the backyard needed quite a little work.

- the phrase "quite a bit" is used like an adjective only before "less", "more".

Six inches of snow fell today, and quite a bit more is coming tonight.

- Sometimes used like an adverb.

Harry was sick quite a little last winter.

Compare: a little, a lot, quite a few

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