take the bit in one's teeth
a jail sentence. (Underworld.) : Mooshoo did a two-year bit in Sing Sing.
a small theatrical part. (From bit part.) : It was just a bit, but I needed the money.
any part of an act; any isolated activity or presentation. : I didn't like that bit concerning penalties.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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