please hold

please hold

Please remain on the telephone line until someone is available. Please hold while I see if Mrs. Smith is available. A: "Hi, is Jane there?" B: "Please hold."
See also: hold, please
References in classic literature ?
'John dear,' said Bella, 'you're a good nurse; will you please hold baby?' Having deposited the Inexhaustible in his arms with those words, Bella looked hard at Mr Boffin, who had moved to a table where he was leaning his head upon his hand with his face turned away, and, quietly settling herself on her knees at his side, and drawing one arm over his shoulder, said: 'Please I beg your pardon, and I made a small mistake of a word when I took leave of you last.
"Don't forget about the local self-government, and please hold the umbrella over me.
One of his messages says: "To avoid being run out, please hold the handrail on the escalator."
"Please hold our hands in this time of need and give OO (Onyango Oloo) a befitting send off.
please hold the morning of friday 28th june 2019, for a pre tender event at dudley archives.
'Please hold while we play you some tiresome music and you become bored out of your brain.
Please hold any calls on billing-related questions until Monday.
* Never answer with, "Doctor's office, please hold." To a patient, that is even worse than not answering at all.
Again, a recorded message kept repeating that they were inundated with calls so please hold, which I did.
Haven't we all answered a call from another physician, only to hear, "Please hold for Dr.__"?
The rescheduled Orlando date will be announced in the near future so please hold onto your tickets," Amway Center wrote.
It becomes trickier when the Chinese too are struggling to say, please hold on to the spices and give me a bland chicken tikka.
De Lima reminded Theresians to remain strong amid challenging times: 'Please hold on to that feeling - that combination of certainty, positivity, faith, self-confidence, and surrender to God's will - as you grow older.
"If you have food to be donated to the Foodbank please hold on to it for us and we'll hopefully let you know when and where you can bring it soon."