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hold on (2)

Meaning: to wait for a short time

Synonym: hang on

For example:

  • hold on Hold on for a moment and I'll get Jamal on the line.

  • hold on I started to walk away, but my boss said, "Hold on! I haven't finished talking to you yet."

Quick Quiz:

If someone tells you to hold on, they want you to
  1. hold something for them
  2. take something from them
  3. wait for a moment

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