exclam. Just wait a minute!; Don't be in a rush. (Possibly said as if to avoid a fight, for which one removes one's shirt. That is, Let's not rush into a big argument or fight; wait a minute. The expressions are old and in very wide use, too wide to suggest a reference to sexual urgency.) : I'll be right with you. Keep your shirt on! , We'll be there in a minute! Keep your pants on!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition. Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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