wait a minute


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wait a minute

(spoken)
I have just thought of something important wait a second Wait a minute, what did you say her aunt's name was?
Usage notes: used to interrupt someone
See also: minute, wait

wait a minute

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.
See also: minute, wait
References in classic literature ?
Oh, wait a minute, though," he said, still holding her and stroking her soft little hand.
Wait a minute,"; she added, "I want to give you something for a keepsake.
Wait a minute till I run in the house and get my sunbonnet.