Definition of just a minute in English:

just a minute

(also just a moment, just a second)

phrase

  • 1Used to ask someone to wait or pause for a short time.

    ‘just a minute—my friend's left something behind’
    wait, wait a minute, just a moment, just a second, stay here, stay put, remain here
    1. 1.1Used to interrupt someone, especially in protest or disagreement.
      ‘“They know what to do.” “Now just a moment!” the American interrupted’