wait a minute (2)

This page is about the conversational phrase wait a minute (2)

Meaning

You can say this if you're questioning something or disagreeing with someone.

For example

  • "They've made Miguel the new captain."
    "Wait a minute - wasn't Rafael going to be the new captain?"

  • "The government's cutting the education budget."
    "Wait a minute - that can't be right. They said they'd increase it!"

Quick Quiz

I said, "The exam starts at midday," and Haziq said, "Wait a minute -

a. I thought it started at ten!"

b. that's what I thought."

c. or maybe two minutes."

Contributor: Matt Errey