wait a minute

1

Stop, I want to say something, as in Wait a minute—he 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.


Nearby words

  1. waistcoat,
  2. waistcoating,
  3. waisted,
  4. waistline,
  5. wait,
  6. wait and see,
  7. wait at table,
  8. wait for the other shoe to drop,
  9. wait on,
  10. wait on hand and foot

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Examples from the Web for wait a minute

  • He made good time, as here the going was little obstructed by creepers or thorned "wait-a-minute."

    Terry|Charles Goff Thomson