18 / 05 / 2010

JUST-6: meaning and examples

Good morning everyone.

Today we continue our review of expressions and uses of the English word just.

Today's expression is: just a minute / moment / second

Meaning: used to ask someone to wait for a very short time.

Example 1:
Homer: Has Mr Burns arrived yet?
Smithers: Just a second please, I'll check

Example 2:
David: Are we going to open the Christmas presents now? 
Matthew: Just a minute. David. I know you're excited, but we still have to have breakfast.

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