quite a bit

quite a bit
a large number or amount

With a penny you could buy quite a lot of sweets in those days.

My family have moved around quite a bit since then.

His encouragement and interest inspired quite a few people to take up skiing.

Thesaurus: large quantities or amountssynonym large amounts or quantities of a specific kindhyponym
Main entry: quite

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quite a bit (or chiefly Brit a good/fair bit)
: a fairly large amount : a lot

He knows quite a bit [=quite a lot] more about it than I do.

The wait was quite a bit [=considerably] longer than I thought it would be.

She lost the race by quite a bit.

We've been seeing quite a bit of each other lately. [=we've been spending a lot of time together lately]

She'd already finished a good bit of the work before I returned.

There's still a fair bit (of the cake) left.

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Main Entry:bit
quite a bit — see bit, 1
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Main Entry:quite

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quite a ˈlot (of sth) idiom
(also BrE informal quite a ˈbit) a large number or amount of sth

They drank quite a lot of wine.

Main entry:quiteidiom

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  • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • quite a bit — See: QUITE A LITTLE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • quite a bit — See: QUITE A LITTLE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • quite a bit — a large number or amount. She had quite a bit to say to him when he finally showed up …   New idioms dictionary

  • quite a bit — ► quite a lot (or a bit) a considerable number or amount. Main Entry: ↑quite …   English terms dictionary

  • quite a bit — phrasal a considerable amount …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quite a bit — noun A considerable amount …   Wiktionary

  • quite a bit — a good deal, a considerable amount …   English contemporary dictionary

  • quite a bit — idi a fairly large amount …   From formal English to slang

  • quite a bit —  1. Fairly frequently or much.  2. A good amount …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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