Support CaB

Subscribers don't see this.


Welcome to Cook'd and Bomb'd. Please login or sign up.

July 04, 2022, 03:43:56 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Tip jar

If you like CaB and wish to support it, you can use PayPal or KoFi. Thank you, and I hope you continue to enjoy the site - Neil.

Buy Me a Coffee at

People saying "doing a bit" etc

Started by PaulTMA, May 21, 2022, 01:10:06 AM

Previous topic - Next topic


I first heard that in Arrested Development. Michael has to keep explaining that it's for a "bit"... I forget the context now.

I suppose it is a handy expression but it is quite ugly


First heard it in Seinfeld.

It's never bothered me one iota.

Don't forget to wash yer bits.

Harry Badger

"Very overcast this morning at Lord's so I expect the ball to be doing a bit"


I thought it was a phrase only used on American radio to refer to pre-prepared comedy segments they'd do? I'm guessing it's their equivalent of "taking the piss" (as in acting disingenuously for humorous effect)?


Hate it! I was always getting accused of doing a bit.
This is me! I am ME!

The phrase seems to have tailed off in the last five years though, I don't really see it much anymore.