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    frindle is offline Member
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    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.


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    "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?"

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    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.


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    "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.

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    Man_From_India is offline Junior Member
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    Re: a wee bit of bother

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

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