Hold on

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Definition

hold on: wait, just a minute, one moment please
idiom
To hold on means 'to wait' and to hold means 'to have', 'to keep' or 'to carry in one's hand'.

I'm putting you on hold. Wait on the (telephone) line please.

Examples

  • "Hold on one second."
  • "Just hold on."
  • "Polly : Let me check his schedule, hold on please."
  • "Security guard : Hold on sir, I'm just going to do a quick search."
  • "Hold on, man!"
  • "Bruno : Hold on a moment."

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