half a tick

half a tick

A very brief period of time. I just need half a second to grab my notes, and then I'll meet with you.
See also: half, tick

half a ˈminute, ˈtick, ˈsecond, etc.

(informal) (wait) a very short time: I’ll be with you in half a moment! I’ve just got to put my coat on.Just give me half a tick, will you? I’ve left the keys upstairs.
See also: half