- to a small degree; somewhat;
"it's a bit warm"
"felt a little better"
"a trifle smaller"
- After a little he got up and left.
- We are still a little shy of our quota.
- A little discipline would do him a world of good.
- The pound stayed firm against dollar in London but fell a little in New York.
- There was a glimpse of truth in what he said.
- The chair seat had a slight sag.
- We have to modify our plan a little bit.
- He had a snatch of sleep sitting in his chair.