We were in the playground acting out Vending Machine Mum the other day and just getting to the bit where she's making my bed while I'm completely not helping at all.

This is some in cartoon. I want to comprehend the bold part : Can we replace the bold part with 'being sorry because' ?

cf Meaning of "I'm just getting to the good part"

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No, 'just getting to the bit' refers to a particular point in a series of things. You could be baking bread, and just getting to the bit where you're putting it in the oven. You could be driving a car home and just getting to the bit where you're turning into your driveway. It doesn't have anything to do with sorrow, or regrets.

  • ...and is usually used of stories or other narratives (as here).
    – legatrix
    Dec 5, 2020 at 10:31
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    I've heard it used in normal conversation, often enough that it doesn't sound strange to me. "I was just getting to the point where I was going to say something, but he left"
    – rcook
    Dec 5, 2020 at 21:03
  • Agree, but in my variety of English 'bit' would be used with narratives and 'point' with either narratives or real life.
    – legatrix
    Dec 5, 2020 at 22:04

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