Not a bit less

xprakash

New Member
Nepali
Hello There,

I am not quite clear about the usage of phrase 'not a bit less'.
Here is an example:

'I would like to thank Mr. David for his continuous motivation.
Not a bit less, I would like to express my gratitude to .......'

Is this correct usage of the phrase?

Thanks!
 
  • Tazzler

    Senior Member
    American English
    To be sure, is this your own writing or someone else's? I'm guessing "David" is a surname (like the French painter).
     

    xprakash

    New Member
    Nepali
    Thanks Copyright :) !

    Tazzler, it is my own writing.
    Here is a link for its usage by others in title (I am not allowed to post link so I am giving the plain text here):

    "FATbit Technologies - Not A Bit less in the realm of Mobile Website Designing"

    But I am not sure about its correct usage!
     

    Tazzler

    Senior Member
    American English
    Oh, thank you for the information. In the original case I would replace "not a bit less" (which is a bit odd here) with "likewise".
     

    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    Like Tazzler, I'd say that "not a bit less" doesn't sound right. But to me, neither does "likewise". Rather, I'd say something like, "I would like to thank Mr. David for . . . I would also like to express my gratitude to . . . "

    "Likewise" is, to me, an informal word reserved for use in informal situations. Bartender: "What'll you folks have?" A: "I'll have a beer." B: "Likewise."
     

    xprakash

    New Member
    Nepali
    Thanks Parla!

    From the discussion I have come to conclusion that the use of 'not a bit less' is odd.

    And it is better to remove that part from the sentence.
    In that way I don't need to worry about its correctness either :)!

    Thanks everybody!
     
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