Значение идиомы to a degree

[to a degree] {adv. phr.} 1. {Chiefly British} Very; to a largeextent.

In some things I am ignorant to a degree.

2. Somewhat;slightly; in a small way; rather.

His anger was, to a degree, aconfession of defeat.

To a degree, Mary was to blame for Bob’sfailing mathematics, because he spent much time with her when heshould have been studying.