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Idioms

quite a bit of | quite a lot of

This page is about the idiom quite a bit of | quite a lot of

Meaning

If you've got quite a bit of something, or quite a lot of something, you have a fairly large amount of it.

For example

  • George made quite a bit of money in his first business, but instead of retiring young, he went on to make quite a lot more.

  • If you want to learn to play the piano, you'll need to spend quite a lot of money on lessons, and spend quite a bit of time practising.

Note:
"Quite of bit of" can only used with uncountable nouns like money or time, while "quite a lot of" can be used with uncountable nouns as well as countable nouns, such as shirts or friends.

Quick Quiz

Bill made quite a bit of money before he was thirty years old, and he was

a. fairly poor

b. quite wealthy

c. extremely rich
a) fairly poor b) quite wealthy c) extremely rich
quite a bit of | quite a lot of

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Contributor: Matt Errey