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People saying "doing a bit" etc

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

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pigamus

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

imitationleather

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"

Dickie_Anders

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)?

madhair60


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.