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Hold the phone.

 
1. and Hold the wire(, please).; Hold, please.; Hold the line(, please).; Hold the phone(, please).; Please hold. Fig. Please wait on the telephone and do not hang up. (A phrase in use before telephone "hold" circuitry was in wide use.) Bill: Hold the wire, please. (Turning to Tom) Tom, the phone's for you. Tom: Be right there. Rachel: Do you wish to speak to Mr. Jones or Mr. Franklin? Henry: Jones. Rachel: Thank you. Hold the line, please. Sue: Good afternoon, Acme Motors, hold please. Bill (hanging up): That makes me so mad!
2. Fig. Wait just a minute.; Don't rush into something. Hold the phone! Let's think about it a little longer. Hold the phone. I just had another idea.
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hold the phone

Stop what one is doing, as in Hold the phone! There's no sense in continuing this argument. This expression is often put as an imperative, as in the example. [Colloquial; second half of 1900s] Also see hold everything.
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hold the phone

Slang
To stop doing what one is engaged in doing. Often used in the imperative: Hold the phone! Let's end this argument.
See also: hold, phone
References in classic literature ?
John dear,' said Bella, 'you're a good nurse; will you please hold baby?
Don't forget about the local self-government, and please hold the umbrella over me.
Questions/inquiries: Please Hold All Questions Until The Preproposal Conference.
the laughterthe happinessthe painThe smell of flowersthe touch of rain But still I need the lovethe touch of your hand Lost as I am in this god forsaken wasteland So please hold me closein your armsin your heart Remembering who I was and ambefore I depart Richard Barton, via email
5 Can the man with the grey ponytail I overheard slagging off this fad for beard-growing please hold a mirror up to the back of his head?
Please hold all questions and interview requests until that time.
And they say, 'Can you please hold for President Clinton?
I'm going in the other room now, so please hold your applause.
Standby -- please hold," an omnipresent female voice booms throughout Shaikh Rashid Hall on Wednesday night, halting a handful of performers mid-act.
I would recommend, please hold your horses, let the army commander, Northern Command, speak to you all and you will get to know what is happening," he added.
1 for your iPhone 4S, please hold off for the next version while Apple fixed 3G performance issues.
As a family we are united, we know you would be so proud, Please hold us all together as today we cry aloud, Oh Aoife we will miss you through the sadness and the tears, In our hearts forever we will always keep you near.
Smith's office please hold "click"), to sitting in a waiting room with other sick people and their germs; it's a royal pain.
In order to put you through to the right person to deal with your call, please listen to the following choices: if you are an existing customer and want to place a new order, press 1; if you are not yet a customer but wish to register with us, press 2; if you are calling us to request a brochure, press 3; if you are getting bored with this list, press 5; if you want to know what happened to 4, press 6; for all other calls, please hold and a member of our team will be with you shortly.
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