a bit of income

Akasaka

Senior Member
Japanese
Hello everyone,

He has a bit of income.

Can I use "a bit of" to descrive "income"?

Thanks in advance.
 
  • MarcB

    Senior Member
    US English
    Hello everyone,

    He has a bit of income.

    Can I use "a bit of" to descrive "income"?

    Thanks in advance.
    By itself it does not sound natural.. You could say he earns/gets a bit of income from his second job.
     

    Nunty

    Modified
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    I would understand "he has a bit of income" as scotu does, but I wouldn't say it. To my ear, it sounds euphemistic and quaint.
     

    pepperfire

    Senior Member
    Canada - English & French
    Of course you can use "a bit of income"...

    Me: John is a complete bum, he never has any money, he should get a job
    Sarah: Oh, you're too hard on him, he is poor but he has a bit of income

    or

    Me: Does he even work for a living?
    Sarah: He has a bit of income from his Grandfather's Estate.

    I get a bit of income from my savings account, but even more from my municipal bonds.

    Me: I finished the year losing a great deal of money from my investments, how did you do?
    Sarah: Oh, I had a bit of income

    It doesn't sound euphemistic or quaint to me at all.

    As a matter of fact, I'm having difficulty coming up with when it doesn't sound right.
     

    Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    It sounds odd to me too...

    Akasaka, can you tell us the context in which you want to use "a bit of income"?
     
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