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hold it!

informal
used to tell someone to wait or stop doing something: Hold it! I don't have my coat on yet. Hold it! What are you saying?
(Definition of hold it! from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hold it

stop and do not continue what you are doing: Hold it! You’re putting too much pepper in the stew.
(Definition of hold it from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hold it!”
in Chinese (Simplified) 等等!…
in Chinese (Traditional) 等等!…
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