to a small degree; somewhat;
"it's a bit warm"
"felt a little better"
"a trifle smaller"
- The new intern is a little frisky.
- He managed to swallow a little soup and dry toast.
- There is a vein of melancholy in his character.
- A little danger adds zest to sport.
- 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.