tidbits of information: 1. 'Little bit' is an idiom that means "to some extent" and is best known as a compliment. 2. There is a little bit of an ambiguity about what exactly little bit means and is used in many contexts. A big part of the ambiguity is that this idiom is often misinterpreted as meaning'small'. This can lead to confusion and misplaced pride. The true meaning of little bit is that there is a small amount of something that is not quite big enough to be called large. This is why it is a good idea to know which part of little bit you are talking about and where it is located in the sentence. Then you can be sure to use the correct idiom in your next outing with a significant other, work colleague or friend.