get the bit between one's teeth

get the bit between one's teeth
get the bit between one's teeth begin to tackle something in a determined way.
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  • take the bit in one's teeth — take (or get or have) the bit in (or between) one s teeth begin to tackle a problem or task in a determined or independent way …   Useful english dictionary

  • get (or take or have) the bit between (or N. Amer. in) one's teeth — begin to tackle a task in a determined way. → bit …   English new terms dictionary

  • bit — Ⅰ. bit [1] ► NOUN 1) a small piece or quantity. 2) (a bit) a short time or distance. 3) (also bit of fluff or stuff) informal a girl or young woman. ● a bit …   English terms dictionary

  • bit — bit1 [bit] n. [ME < OE bite, a bite < bītan, BITE] 1. the part of a bridle that goes into a horse s mouth, used to control the horse: see BRIDLE 2. anything that curbs or controls 3. the part of a pipestem held in the mouth: see PIPE 4. th …   English World dictionary

  • bit — I. /bɪt / (say bit) noun 1. the metal mouthpiece of a bridle, with the adjacent parts to which the reins are fastened. 2. anything that curbs or restrains. 3. Machinery the cutting or penetrating part of various tools: a. the cutting portion of… …  

  • bit — bit1 W1S1 [bıt] adv, pron ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(only slightly)¦ 2¦(amount)¦ 3¦(quite a lot)¦ 4¦(time/distance)¦ 5 a bit of a something 6 not a bit/not one bit 7 every bit as important/bad/good etc 8 bit by bit 9 a/one bit at a time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bit — 1 /bIt/ noun (C) 1 SLIGHTLY/FAIRLY a bit informal, especially BrE a) slightly, but not very; a little: Could you turn the radio down a bit, please? | Stay a bit longer it s still early. | I think you re a bit young to be watching this. | a bit… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bit (horse) — For other uses, see bit (disambiguation). A horse wearing an English bridle with a snaffle bit and a cavesson A bit is a type of horse tack used in equestrian activities, usually made of metal or a synthetic material, and is placed in the mouth… …   Wikipedia

  • bit — [[t]bɪ̱t[/t]] ♦ bits 1) QUANT: QUANT of n uncount A bit of something is a small amount of it. All it required was a bit of work... I got paid a little bit of money. 2) PHRASE: PHR adj/adv/prep (vagueness) A bit means to a small extent or degree.… …   English dictionary

  • bit — I UK [bɪt] / US noun Word forms bit : singular bit plural bits ** 1) a piece or part of something a) [countable] a small piece of something I m having some cake. Do you want a bit? bit of: He had bits of food stuck in between his teeth. bits and… …   English dictionary

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