Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Mar 2009
    • Posts: 251
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Smile a wee bit of bother

    Hello. Could you please tell me what the underlined sentence below means?
    I don't follow what it means in this context below.
    Please help. Thank you.


    --------------------------
    "You know what he wanted to know? He wanted to know where Elizabeth Scatterding lived. Elizabeth!"
    "That's Lizzie's full name?"
    "Yes. Elizabeth Scatterdinghead."
    "My, my, Am I hearing a wee bit of bother?"

  1. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 23,086
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: a wee bit of bother

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle View Post
    Hello. Could you please tell me what the underlined sentence below means?
    I don't follow what it means in this context below.
    Please help. Thank you.


    --------------------------
    "You know what he wanted to know? He wanted to know where Elizabeth Scatterding lived. Elizabeth!"
    "That's Lizzie's full name?"
    "Yes. Elizabeth Scatterdinghead."
    "My, my, Am I hearing a wee bit of bother?"
    It depends on the wider context.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Bengali; Bangla
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Dec 2012
    • Posts: 49
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: a wee bit of bother

    Literal meaning is:
    "a wee bit" = "a little bit"
    "bother" = "an annoying person or situation"

Similar Threads

  1. wee
    By Over the top in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 31-Jul-2011, 19:15
  2. [Idiom] I am just a wee bit lazy////////
    By la_missss in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-Apr-2010, 15:08
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-Jul-2009, 06:24
  4. wee cry
    By Ju in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23-Nov-2008, 00:27
  5. a wee bit stuck...
    By Katymot2 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-Nov-2006, 17:45

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •