a wee bit of bother

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frindle

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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?"
 

bhaisahab

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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.
 

Man_From_India

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