wait/just a minute

idiom

Definition of wait/just a minute 

informal

1 used to tell someone to wait or to stop for a brief time "Aren't you finished yet?" "Just a minute. I'm almost done."Wait a minute—I didn't hear you. Could you repeat what you said?Wait just a minute, young man. Where do you think you're going?

2 used to express surprise or disbelief Hey, wait a minute! That's not what you said yesterday!

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