wait a minute

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wait a minute

  1. Stop, I want to say something, as in Wait a minutehe wasn't there yesterday.

  2. What a surprise, as in Wait a minute! It was you who called the police? For a similar phrase, see hold everything.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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