just a little bit more

zhonglin

Senior Member
Mandarin
Hi Folks,

When you’re relaxing and about to go out somewhere with a friend, and then your friend tells you that you guys will go now, can we say “just a little bit more”?

When you're eating at a buffet and you're almost full, can we say "I want to get a little bit more"
 
  • snargleplax

    Senior Member
    English - Northwestern United States
    You could use it in either situation, but in the first situation it'd be more usual to say "a little bit longer" rather than "a little bit more [time]." I'd have a hard time setting down rules for when one uses length metaphors rather than quantity metaphors for time, but this is an example of a context that prefers the former.
     

    Kwistax

    Senior Member
    français - Belgique
    I feel a verb could clarify the situation:

    Just wait a little bit more ; I need a little bit more time.

    I guess your second question is clear in context. You could add me: I want to get me a little bit more.
     
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