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    Default That's a bit of me

    Hi, guys and ladies.
    I have a trouble with understanding piece of a speech down here:
    "I love a clear fairway. That's a bit of me."
    What is "That's a bit of me" supposed to mean?
    Is it just like "I like it" or "This is the way I'm thinking" or what?
    Could you please help me to get this right.
    It would be nice to see an example of another sentence with the same or similar meaning.
    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: That's a bit of me

    What is the context?

    It could mean:

    That's just my opinion.

    That means a lot to me.

    That's what's important to me.

    That's how I think.

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    Default Re: That's a bit of me

    Thanks, susiedqq.
    Well, the context is then about two men get appear on the golf course and one of them said that phrase which I had put up before.
    I think that no 2 and 3 are the most suitable aren't they?

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    Default Re: That's a bit of me

    It could also mean, "That's how I am, too" or "It reminds me of myself."

    "A clear fairway" may be a metaphor for nothing being in his way, a problem-free future; direct and clear of obstacles.

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    Default Re: That's a bit of me

    If the context is that the golfers have arrived on the fairway to find that it's clear, then yes, 2 or 3 of Susiedqq's list. Or you could try:

    That's right up my street;
    Just what I need;
    Just what I always wanted.

    Or even:

    Just what the doctor ordered!

    But 'That's a bit of me' means nothing here, unless his ear fell off between the two sentences and he's looking at it on the ground...

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    Default Re: That's a bit of me

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    But 'That's a bit of me' means nothing here, unless his ear fell off between the two sentences and he's looking at it on the ground...

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    Default Re: That's a bit of me

    The Dute, you're quite a humorist
    Yes, I realize that sometimes it's difficult to understand the meaning of the phrase being said even if you're native speaker (although I've drown a conclusion based on my own experience).
    If you're interested in that I got the phrase from the film "RocknRolla" and still don't exactly understand what Lenny Cole did mean by that...
    Thank you, anyway.
    P.S. I am just impressed by the community I've met here. It is very nice of youse to help guys like me with the language problems. Thank you!

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    Default Re: That's a bit of me

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    If the context is that the golfers have arrived on the fairway to find that it's clear, then yes, 2 or 3 of Susiedqq's list. Or you could try:

    That's right up my street;
    Just what I need;
    Just what I always wanted.

    Or even:

    Just what the doctor ordered!

    But 'That's a bit of me' means nothing here, unless his ear fell off between the two sentences and he's looking at it on the ground...
    These phrases are a great alternative for the phrase "that's a bit of me," which sounds like a cockney phrase.

    "that's a bit of me," is colloquial and doesn't really make sense when taken literally.

    But maybe you can see that the emphasis is on something being "a bit of" someone, meaning, it is a part of them, or a part of their life. That it is important to them.

    Anyway, I've only heard it used in another context: when someone sees a woman who they think is attractive, they say "that's a bit of me." Which sounds even more unusual.

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    Default Re: That's a bit of me

    Quote Originally Posted by hit the road View Post
    These phrases are a great alternative for the phrase "that's a bit of me," which sounds like a cockney phrase.

    It is a Guy Ritchie movie...

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