wait a minute (1)

This page is about the conversational phrase wait a minute (1)

Meaning

You can say this if you've just had an idea, or just noticed something.

For example

  • "We could stay at a cheap hotel."
    "Wait a minute - I've got a cousin who lives in Bangkok! We could stay with her."

  • His girlfriend said, "This is a lovely restaurant, darling." Then she said, "Wait a minute! Isn't that your wife over there?"

Quick Quiz

Jack said, "Wait a minute! This isn't my phone!" He

a. wanted me to wait

b. had the wrong phone

c. would be back in a minute

Contributor: Matt Errey