1) an unspecified
period of time, generally
used when you wish to impress upon someone that you've been waiting for them
much longer than desired.
2) the nebulous "suggested" amount of time recommended before
a place where you have done something immoral, illegal or where something unpleasant has happened.
1) "Shit man I'm sorry, how long
have you been
"A good minute"
2) Ya know I'd wait
a good minute before I'd go back
to the pub, they know you were
the one who snaked out on a $100 tab."