Definition of bit by bit in English:

bit by bit

phrase

  • Gradually.

    ‘bit by bit the truth started to emerge’
    • ‘The lesson is, undo communism slowly, bit by bit, and don't expect democracy overnight.’
    • ‘This got wilder and wilder until, bit by bit, the entire drum set was collapsing onto the floor under the fury of this onslaught.’
    • ‘But if there are more films like Promises, perhaps, bit by bit, awareness will grow.’
    • ‘He had received medical help, was in counselling, had been given a flat and was trying bit by bit to put his life back together again.’
    • ‘Left with the core essence of his basically decent character, he then sets about rebuilding his life, bit by bit.’
    • ‘With that I go on again, begin to build, and fail, and learn another thing, and so it goes on, as bit by bit what I learn rises up like a stone wall.’
    • ‘We gave away a big chunk of our sovereignty in 1972, and since then, bit by bit, we have been ceding more and more of it.’
    • ‘When we are replenished in our spirit, we go back into the liberal culture, changing it bit by bit.’
    • ‘When you meet your goals bit by bit, you will no doubt feel a sense of accomplishment which will be an incentive to move on.’
    • ‘My family moved house while I was in London, and I've been going through the boxes from the old house bit by bit.’
    assist, help, lend a hand, be of service, give one's support, give one's backing, contribute, chip in, throw in one's lot
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