give (someone) a second

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give (someone) a second

To allow someone or something a moment or brief period of time in which to do something. Honey, this isn't what it looks like, just give me a second to explain! Give the computer a second to reboot so the updates can be properly installed.
See also: give, second
References in classic literature ?
If it would be in any way satisfactory to give you a second reference--"