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23rd April 2017

In a bit

We use this expression to say something will happen soon.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
We're going for a walk. Do you want to come?
In a bit - I've got to finish this first. You go and I'll follow you.
Example 2
When can we have a break? I'm tired.
In a bit. Let's finish this exercise first.