just a minute


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just a minute

only a short time; [wait] a short period of time. I'm almost done. I'll be there in just a minute! Could I have just a minute of your time?
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just a minute

(spoken)
wait a short period of time just a moment Just a minute, I'm not finished talking.
Usage notes: also used in the form just a second: Just a second, let me check the batteries first.
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just a minute

Also, just a moment.
1. Wait a little bit. This expression is used before explaining oneself, as in Just a minute, I didn't mean that he was wrong, or to stop someone from something, as in Just a moment, I was here first. Also see hold everything.
2. Only a very short time, as in I'll be with you in just a minute.
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