Head over <in> a little bit

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emre aydın

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A man who plays in a band speaking to his girlfriend:

+ That reporter never really got to see us play live. So the band decided to throw a party.
- Tonight? That sounds fun.
+ Yeah, I'm gonna head over in a little bit, help set up.


Is "in" here an adverb referring to "inside" or a preposition refering to time (in a little bit), meaning "for a little bit"? I'd say it's the second.

Thanks for your help.
  • cyberpedant

    Senior Member
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    It does refer to time, but it does not mean "the length of one's stay." It means that he will be occupied for a while, then he'll head over.
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