hold/hang on a minute

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Definition of hold/hang on a minute 

informal

1 used to tell someone to wait or to stop for a brief time "Aren't you finished yet?" "Hold on a minute. I'm almost done."Hang on a minute—I didn't hear you. Could you repeat what you said?

2 used to express surprise or disbelief Hold on a minute! That's not what you said yesterday!

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