A very old, very British radio game show on the BBC.

Created by Ian Messiter, hosted by Nicholas Parsons. First aired in 1967, now has produced over 800 episodes from different venues across the UK.

Features four witty, articulate linguists (actors, comedians, famous people etc.) trying to talk on a subject without deviation, repetition or hesitation. Good laughs and a healthy amount of banter are almost always present. (often at the expense of the show's host)

Notable Players include: Sir Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Derek Nimmo, Kenneth Williams, Paul Merton
Most common sayings of just a minute:
"And as the minute waltz fades away..." - Nicholas

"The audience enjoyed your interruption so we'll give you a bonus point" - Nicholas
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When you are having a face-to-face conversation with an individual that is interrupted by them taking a cell call and they put you on hold by holding up an index finger indicating that this call is more important than talking to you. A rude gesture made by an insignificant person receiving an insignificant call.
I was talking to my sister when her cell rang and she abruptly gave me the just a minute finger.
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A term that says you need 5 more minutes for something, is expected to be 1 minute from others, turns out to be 30 minutes.
Mom: Get up! You'll be late!!!

Me: ...just five more minutes

Mom: You said that a fucking hour ago, get up!
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Euphemism for "wait a minute" or "hold the phone." Typically used when one is experiencing an epiphany or life-altering escapade.
"Now wait just a diddly darn minute," said Vanessa after hearing the news about Harambe's murder.
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