do your bit

do your bit :

bits and pieces = bits and bobs

an assortment of small or unspecified items

do your bit

make a useful contribution to an effort or cause – informal

The exhortation to do your bit was much used during World War 1. But the expression was current in the late 19th century.

get the bit between your teeth

begin to tackle a problem or task in a determined or independent way.

The metal bit in a horse's mouth should lie on the fleshy part of its gums…if a headstrong horse grasps the bit between its teeth it can evade the control of the reins and its rider.

to bits

very much – informal

1998 - Times - A succession of elderly ladies explained how, as young women, they had fancied him to bits.

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