What is the correct definition and usage of the term "tids and bits"? I tried googling but nothing turns up, not even a definition.

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    Is the phrase you are wondering about "tidbits"? – JAM Jul 19 '12 at 3:58
  • what is then, the difference between tidbits and tids and bits, and when to use which? I ask because I find speaking more in tids and bits than tidbits – KMC Jul 19 '12 at 3:59
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    I've never heard "tids and bits" in my life. Perhaps you mean "bits and pieces"? You can look up both -- "bits and pieces" and "tidbits" in online dictionaries such as Wiktionary. – JAM Jul 19 '12 at 4:03
  • KMC - the reason you can't find a definition for "tids and bits" is because it is not used, whereas "tidbits" and "titbits" are. – Rory Alsop Jul 19 '12 at 7:14
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    Further to what JAM has said, if you find people using tids and bits, please correct them saying that it's tidbits. In fact, if you find people using tidbits, please correct them saying that it's titbits (the spelling was changed to avoid conjuring up images of mammaries). – coleopterist Jul 19 '12 at 7:21

Personally, I have never heard the phrase that you are using being used. The correct usage is tidbits.

Here is the definition that Google gives when you define it:

tidbits plural of tid·bit (Noun) Noun:
A small piece of tasty food. A small and particularly interesting item of gossip or information.

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