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just a moment

1. A short amount of time. Though the actual amount of time can vary, the phrase usually refers to a few minutes. Your order will be ready in just a moment, sir. I'll need just a moment to change when we get hom, and then we can go right back out.
2. interjection A request for someone to wait a short amount of time. Just a moment! I'll open the door as soon as I get dressed. OK, I just need to print out your receipt. Just a moment, please.
3. interjection Used to indicate one's desire to address something with which one disagrees or is dissatisfied. Now, just a moment! I did nothing wrong, and I won't stand to hear such nasty accusations! A: "So, Bill and Mary, you two will be in the front dealing with customers. Tom, I'll need you to haul the cases from the delivery truck into the warehouse." B: "Hey, just a moment—why do those two get such a cushy job while I get stuck with the heavy lifting?"
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just a ˈminute/ˈmoment/ˈsecond

(informal) used to ask somebody to wait for a short time: ‘Is Mr Burns available?’ ‘Just a second, please, I’ll check.’
See also: just, minute, moment, second
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