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just a minute

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Also, just a moment.
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Wait a little bit. This expression is used before explaining oneself, as in Just a minute, I didn't mean that he was wrong , or to stop someone from something, as in Just a moment, I was here first . Also see hold everything
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Only a very short time, as in I'll be with you in just a minute.
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