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hold the phone

Slang definitions & phrases for hold the phone

hold the phone

verb phrase

To wait a minute; delay; hold everything •Often a request for respite and thinking space: body jerked back in a kind of W C Fields double take. ''Hold the phone,'' I said (1930s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with hold the phone

hold the phone

Stop what one is doing, as in Hold the phone! There's no sense in continuing this argument. This expression is often put as an imperative, as in the example. [ ; second half of 1900s ]
Also see: hold everything
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