Meaning of quite a little in English:

quite a little


  • 1A fairly large amount of.

    ‘some spoke quite a little English’
    • ‘But there is too little here that is fresh and quite a little that sounds fanatical.’
    • ‘The evidence is that there was quite a little diplomacy, aimed at coalition-forming for the largest purposes, throughout Asia at that time.’
    • ‘P.S. I've done quite a little Christmas baking over the past few days and am hoping to do a post about them early next week.’
    1. 1.1A considerable.
      ‘it turned out to be quite a little bonanza’
      • ‘With deepest apologies, I think I will be taking quite a little while with updates at times, but then again, I might be able to pick up the pace (just for you guys).’
      • ‘I haven't seen him this good in quite a little while.’
      • ‘I have come to the conclusion that it is quite a little gem.’
      • ‘Sounds like Helen might have had quite a little ego trip sitting in the back seat.’
      • ‘‘This usually got quite a little laugh from them,’ she said.’
      • ‘We would eat crêpes every single night, to the sparkly-eyed delight of my sister and myself, and over time we had built quite a little itinerary of favorite crêperies to visit.’