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wait a minute

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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.

QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?
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