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just a minute/moment/second

A2 used to ask someone to wait for a short period of time: Just a second - I've nearly finished. mainly UK used to interrupt someone in order to ask them to explain something, to calm them, or to express disagreement: Just a minute - can you tell me how to do that again?
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