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Ways of telling or asking someone to wait

hold on

used for telling someone to stop or wait

just wait until/till

used for saying that someone should be patient for a moment

hang on/hold on a minute

used for asking someone to wait for a short period of time, especially someone who you are talking to on the telephone

wait a minute/second

used for telling someone to stop and wait for you

just a minute/moment/second

used for asking someone to wait for a short time

let me see/think

used for saying that you need a moment to think about something

bear with me/us

used as a polite way of asking someone to be patient while you do or finish something

something will have to wait

used for saying that there is no time to do something now and it will have to be done later

all in good time

used for telling someone to wait for something and not try to make you hurry

not so fast

used when you are telling someone to wait and not be too quick to do something or believe something

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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