hang on (2)INFORMAL
Meaning: If someone tells you to hang on, they want you to wait for a moment.Synonym: hang about (British), wait
- hang on Hang on a moment while I answer this call.
- hang on Let's hang on for a bit and see what else happens.
Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Paula told me to "hang on". She wanted me to
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Contributor: Matt Errey