hold that thought

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hold that thought

An expression used to interrupt someone mid-speech and indicate that one's attention is being or about to be diverted. Sorry, Janet, hold that thought—I'm getting a call on the other line.
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I done drove everything except Madagascar's / My flow sick-ill, I'm off them bath salts / I used to f b that Usher Raymond passed off / Then I f three Kardashians, hold that thought," he rhymed, but he didn't name which of the sisters he was referring to.
Hold that thought for the next time you're waiting at a red light.
That is, unless she hits her teens and goes all goth or tomboy on us and gets piercings and tattoos hold that thought.
Before you think that well the winter is coming I'll deal with my pool next year, hold that thought.
Then there are the rest of us who, despite trying really hard, are unable to hold that thought.
Hold that thought - for it's all probably just in your head - says a new study.
Hold that thought, and you're on your way to discovering the hottest new band of the year.
Hold that thought, then share it with you know who?
Custer's Hold That Thought was a fusion of hip hop, salsa, rocking, and lindy.
To be here with two horses is extraordinarily positive for me and I just want to hold that thought.
Hold that thought, leave fantasy behind and join me in modern, real-life America - at the World Sport Stacking Association.
Hold that thought while you consider the findings of NOP World, a market research organization.
Hold that thought, because another fragment of Oversoul is about to speak.
Hold that thought and consider: Biologists like to point out that all living things have roles in their ecosystems, and often the evidence for that notion is obvious.