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just a second
1. Wait for a short period of time. Just a second, darling, I'm almost finished.
2. Only a very brief amount of time. The doctor will be with you in just a minute.
slang A shortening of "second," referring to the unit of time. Just a sec, I'm almost finished. The audio clip is just a couple secs long, but the senator's admission of guilt is clearly audible.
1. n. a second; an instant. (see also tick.) I’ll be with you in a sec. Keep your pants on!
2. and secs n. a Seconal barbiturate capsule. (Drugs.) I started taking sec in the hospital and just couldn’t stop.
See also: sec