hold/hang on a minute
Definition of hold/hang on a minute
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!
Word by Word Definitions
: to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal
: to have as a privilege or position of responsibility
: to have as a mark of distinction
: confinement, custody
: the interior of a ship below decks
: the cargo deck of a ship
: the cargo compartment of a plane
: to fasten to some elevated point without support from below : suspend
: to fasten so as to allow free motion within given limits upon a point of suspension
: to adjust the hem of (a skirt) so as to hang evenly and at a proper height
: the 60th part of an hour of time : 60 seconds
: the 60th part of a degree of angular measure
: the distance one can traverse in a minute
: to make notes or a brief summary of
: very small : infinitesimal
: of small importance : trifling
: marked by close attention to details
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