wait a minute
Stop, I want to say something, as in Wait a minute—he wasn't there yesterday.
What a surprise, as in Wait a minute! It was you who called the police? For a similar phrase, see hold everything.
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He made good time, as here the going was little obstructed by creepers or thorned "wait-a-minute."Terry
Charles Goff Thomson