107.- How to tell someone to wait in English. Formal and informal expressions.

 

How to tell someone to wait in English. Formal and informal expressions.

 

  • Hold on/hang on

Wait for a short time.

Just hold on until I finish this.

 

  • Just wait until/till

Someone should be patient.

Please just wait until I get a chance to discuss this with you.

 

  • Bear with me

Used for asking someone to wait and be patient.

Please bear with me for five minutes while I finish this email.

 

  • All in good time

A polite way to ask someone to wait and not try to make you hurry.

We’re just going to take another day; it’s going to happen, but all in good time.

 

  • Not so fast

Wait, slow down.

Hold on, hold on, not so fast. Just take it one piece at a time.

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