Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    frindle is offline Member
    • 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

    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?"

  2. #2
    bhaisahab's Avatar
    bhaisahab is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    22,243
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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.

  3. #3
    Man_From_India is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Bengali; Bangla
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    47
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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, 18:15
  2. [Idiom] I am just a wee bit lazy////////
    By la_missss in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-Apr-2010, 14:08
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-Jul-2009, 05:24
  4. wee cry
    By Ju in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-Nov-2008, 23:27
  5. a wee bit stuck...
    By Katymot2 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-Nov-2006, 16:45

Posting Permissions

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