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Ways of telling or asking someone to wait - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

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ask for/beg/crave etc someone’s indulgence

used for asking someone to be patient while you say or do something

hold it

used for telling someone to wait

hold tight

used for telling someone to wait and not do anything or not worry

hold your horses

used for telling someone to wait before doing something

join the queue

used for telling someone that they are not the only person who wants to have or to do something

just/wait a moment

used for telling someone that you will do something very soon

just wait until/till

used for saying someone will be very surprised or happy when they see something

let’s see

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

time will tell

used for saying that you will know in the future whether something is true or right

wait for it

used for saying that you are about to tell someone about something silly, funny, or surprising

wait/just a minute

used for asking someone to wait or be patient

wait up

Americanspoken used for asking or telling someone to stop so that you can speak to them or walk with them

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