A Yorkshire way-bit. A large overplus. Ask
a Yorkshireman the distance of any place, and he will reply so many
miles and a way-bit (wee-bit); but the way-bit
will prove a frightful length to the traveller who imagines it means
only a little bit over. The High-landers say,
“A mile and a bittock, ” which means
about two miles.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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